Apr 9, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Will to Die - Part 2, and "Overdiagnosis" Audio
White Coat Black Art Will to Die - Part 2, and "Overdiagnosis" Apr 9, 2011 | 27:30This week White Coat, Black Art features your emails and calls in response to our last show featuring Nagui Morcos, a man with Huntington's disease, who says he wants to end his own life. And you'll hear a conversation with Dr. Stephen Workman, a bioethicist, about this new territory for physicians, caring for patients who wish to kill themselves. Also on the show, the problem of "overdiagnosis." The author of a new book talks about the downsides of advancements in medical testing that allow for early diagnoses.
Apr 2, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Will to Die - Part 1 Audio
White Coat Black Art Will to Die - Part 1 Apr 2, 2011 | 27:30This week, an extraordinary conversation with Nagui Morcos, a man with Huntington's. He watched his father die of the same disease and is determined to take his own life while he still has the ability to do it himself. In addition to a feature interview with Nagui, we'll discuss the struggles doctors face with their own ethics and values as they care for a patient who is determined to take his own life.
Mar 26, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Realities of Moral Distress in Healthcare Audio
White Coat Black Art Realities of Moral Distress in Healthcare Mar 26, 2011 | 27:30Most of us can say there's at least one task at work we find distasteful or uncomfortable. But what if every day you faced the possibility of moral distress on the job? That's when you believe you know what's the ethical thing to do....but for one reason or another, can't make it happen. It's the reality for health care workers. And a shock for young nurses when they first come into the system.
Mar 19, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Older Doctors Audio
White Coat Black Art Older Doctors Mar 19, 2011 | 27:30You wouldn't drink milk that's past its 'best-before' date. How about seeing a doctor who is well past retirement age? This week we look at the growing number of older doctors who refuse to put down their stethescopes and whether this trend puts patients at risk.
Mar 12, 2011 | 27:26White Coat Black Art Concierge Medicine Audio
White Coat Black Art Concierge Medicine Mar 12, 2011 | 27:26These days, lots of people want priority access to everything from concerts to banking, and willing to pay for that privilege. Health care is no exception. "Concierge medicine" flourishes in the U.S,, and it exists here too.
Feb 4, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Realities of "No Appointment" Healthcare Audio
White Coat Black Art Realities of "No Appointment" Healthcare Feb 4, 2011 | 27:30A look at the promises and pitfalls of "no appointment" health care. We drop by a walk-in clinic in Ottawa and find out how doctors there manage to see up to 500 patients a day. You'll also hear from a health policy expert about why he believes walk-in clinics may be giving patients the fast service they want, but not the health care that they need.
Jan 21, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Rebuilding Healthcare in Newfoundland Audio
White Coat Black Art Rebuilding Healthcare in Newfoundland Jan 21, 2011 | 27:30When Vickie Kaminski was hired back in 2009 as CEO of Eastern Health in Newfoundland and Labrador, she had a big mess to clean up. Errors in breast cancer testing led to hundreds of patients not receiving the cancer treatment they should have. And lab errors resulted in patients receiving the wrong dose of some drugs. Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with Vickie Kaminski about rebuilding morale among health care workers and trust among Newfoundlanders.
Jan 14, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Impact of Medical Tourism Audio
White Coat Black Art Impact of Medical Tourism Jan 14, 2011 | 27:30Canadians go abroad on holiday for many reasons: a change of scenery, to recharge their batteries, or sometimes for fertility treatments, a replacement hip or a new experimental procedure. This week on the show we look at the impact of medical tourism on patients, and our health care system.
Jan 7, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Consequences of Privacy Audio
White Coat Black Art Consequences of Privacy Jan 7, 2011 | 27:30This week the consequences of privacy. We look at how privacy rules may make it more difficult for doctors to care for you in an emergency. You'll also hear a woman's battle against the health privacy bureaucracy. She tried to find her mother after she was put in a nursing home by her estranged father.