White Coat Black Art | Dec 10, 2010 | 27:30

Lights and Sirens, and Helping the Wounded in Haiti

This week, a look at the call for emergency help from the perspective of those coming to the rescue and those in need. You'll hear what it's like for paramedics to race to a call, and about the difficult life and decisions one trauma surgeon made while helping the wounded in Haiti after the earthquake. All this and more on White Coat, Black Art's "Lights and Sirens" show.

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White Coat Black Art - How the Healthcare System Treats ObesityDec 23, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art How the Healthcare System Treats Obesity Audio
White Coat Black Art How the Healthcare System Treats Obesity Dec 23, 2010 | 27:30It's taboo these days to discriminate based on the colour of someone's skin, or where they're from, but there's some people we still make fun of with impunity: fat people. And the insensitivity doesn't stop at the hospital door. This week, how the health system treats obesity. From the surgeons who operate, to the doctors who are fat themselves.
White Coat Black Art - Caring for the Dying (Extended Residents panel)Dec 23, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Caring for the Dying (Extended Residents panel) Audio
White Coat Black Art Caring for the Dying (Extended Residents panel) Dec 23, 2010 | 27:30Five medical residents speak with Dr. Brian Goldman about learning how to care for patients who are dying. Sometimes these are patients who've been very sick, but sometimes a healthy patient's situation can change unexpectedly for the worse and the responsibility falls to a resident to deliver the news.
White Coat Black Art - Helping Young Patients feel at ease with their TreatmentDec 17, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Helping Young Patients feel at ease with their Treatment Audio
White Coat Black Art Helping Young Patients feel at ease with their Treatment Dec 17, 2010 | 27:30This week a look at how hospitals help young patients feel comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings. We'll meet a therapeutic clown, young members of a hospital children's council, and more.
White Coat Black Art - Lights and Sirens, and Helping the Wounded in HaitiDec 10, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Lights and Sirens, and Helping the Wounded in Haiti Audio
White Coat Black Art Lights and Sirens, and Helping the Wounded in Haiti Dec 10, 2010 | 27:30This week, a look at the call for emergency help from the perspective of those coming to the rescue and those in need. You'll hear what it's like for paramedics to race to a call, and about the difficult life and decisions one trauma surgeon made while helping the wounded in Haiti after the earthquake. All this and more on White Coat, Black Art's "Lights and Sirens" show.
White Coat Black Art - Helping the Wounded in Haiti with Dr. Ofer MerinDec 9, 2010 | 9:47White Coat Black Art Helping the Wounded in Haiti with Dr. Ofer Merin Audio
White Coat Black Art Helping the Wounded in Haiti with Dr. Ofer Merin Dec 9, 2010 | 9:47Trauma surgeon Dr. Ofer Merin speaks with host Dr. Brian Goldman about the difficult choices he needed to make in Haiti, treating the wounded immediately after the earthquake.
White Coat Black Art - Realities of a Stressed Healthcare SystemDec 3, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Realities of a Stressed Healthcare System Audio
White Coat Black Art Realities of a Stressed Healthcare System Dec 3, 2010 | 27:30This week we look at health care under pressure. From over crowded ERs, to stressed out health care workers.
White Coat Black Art - Counseling Stressed Out Healthcare Workers with Francoise MathieuDec 2, 2010 | 4:57White Coat Black Art Counseling Stressed Out Healthcare Workers with Francoise Mathieu Audio
White Coat Black Art Counseling Stressed Out Healthcare Workers with Francoise Mathieu Dec 2, 2010 | 4:57Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with mental health counselor Francoise Mathieu, who counsels health-care workers who are stressed out, over-worked and burned out.
White Coat Black Art - The Unmentionables, and Healthy Design (Listener feedback)Nov 26, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art The Unmentionables, and Healthy Design (Listener feedback) Audio
White Coat Black Art The Unmentionables, and Healthy Design (Listener feedback) Nov 26, 2010 | 27:30We all get embarrassed by something, sometime. But when it involves your health, can you drum up the courage to confess it to your doctor? This week on White Coat, Black Art: the embarrassing conditions that stop you from getting help. Anti-depressants? Sexual health? Or what's up with your colon ... we're taking a look.
White Coat Black Art - The Unmentionables (Extended interview)Nov 25, 2010 | 2:21White Coat Black Art The Unmentionables (Extended interview) Audio
White Coat Black Art The Unmentionables (Extended interview) Nov 25, 2010 | 2:21Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with two doctors about how to encourage patients to speak openly about embarrassing health problems.
White Coat Black Art - Changing Face of Home CareNov 19, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Changing Face of Home Care Audio
White Coat Black Art Changing Face of Home Care Nov 19, 2010 | 27:30There was a time when home care meant exactly that, being looked after by qualified health professionals in the comfort and privacy of your own home. But that's happening less and less these days. This week we hear why home care has changed over the years, and ideas on how to bring it back to good health.
White Coat Black Art - Realities of Home Care with Rina KransNov 17, 2010 | 3:45White Coat Black Art Realities of Home Care with Rina Krans Audio
White Coat Black Art Realities of Home Care with Rina Krans Nov 17, 2010 | 3:45Rina Krans shares her experiences with "home care" after an operation for breast cancer.
White Coat Black Art - H1N1 and Preparing for the Next PandemicNov 12, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art H1N1 and Preparing for the Next Pandemic Audio
White Coat Black Art H1N1 and Preparing for the Next Pandemic Nov 12, 2010 | 27:30A year ago people were in a panic to get the H1N1 vaccine. Today, it's like the outbreak never happened. This week White Coat Black Art asks what the fuss about H1N1 was all about -- and how prepared are we for the next pandemic? And a look at what happens when sick doctors and nurses show up for work. We call them out -- on calling in.
White Coat Black Art - Healthy DesignNov 5, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Healthy Design Audio
White Coat Black Art Healthy Design Nov 5, 2010 | 27:30This week, healthy design. Modern medical gizmos can save lives. But sometimes, they kill. Dr. Brian Goldman demonstrates why a medical gadget used everyday at Canadian hospitals may be too complicated for nurses and doctors to operate. Also on the program an architect takes Brian on a tour of a brand new psychiatric hospital that's trying to strike a balance between hominess for patients and staff security. And a hospital design guru counts the astonishing number of footsteps your average RN takes during a typical shift at work.
White Coat Black Art - Caring for the Dying (Residents panel)Nov 4, 2010 | 52:34White Coat Black Art Caring for the Dying (Residents panel) Audio
White Coat Black Art Caring for the Dying (Residents panel) Nov 4, 2010 | 52:34Doctors can find it difficult to make the turn from saving patients to helping them die well. Nobody knows that better than residents. Here's the full interview with a remarkable group of residents at McMaster University who spoke to Brian about those moments...and some of the jarring shorthand doctors use to talk about the end of life.
White Coat Black Art - When Your Life is Circling the DrainOct 29, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art When Your Life is Circling the Drain Audio
White Coat Black Art When Your Life is Circling the Drain Oct 29, 2010 | 27:30Most of us aren't ready to face or even talk about the end of life. On this episode of White Coat Black Art we come to grips with accepting death and what that means for you.

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