Dec 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.
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.
Dec 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.
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.
Nov 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.
Nov 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.
Nov 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.
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.