Sep 10, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Personal Support Workers Audio
White Coat Black Art Personal Support Workers Sep 10, 2011 | 27:30At retirement homes, a growing number of Canada's seniors receive nursing care from personal support workers who say they're increasingly being asked to perform duties they aren't qualified to do, putting their reputations and your safety at risk.
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.
Feb 26, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Good Samaritan Doctors (2010 Encore) Audio
White Coat Black Art Good Samaritan Doctors (2010 Encore) Feb 26, 2010 | 27:30We've all heard the call go out: is there a doctor in the house? And we take for granted that if there is one, he or she will spring into action. But is that fair? And what if the doctor doesn't really have the skills to deal with the problem, should they get involved anyhow? A repeat from last season.
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.
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.
Nov 19, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Unpaid Caregivers Audio
White Coat Black Art Unpaid Caregivers Nov 19, 2011 | 27:30Alongside many aging seniors is a partner, a middle-aged child, a friend or even a neighbor -- taking them to appointments, advocating for them and sometimes providing personal care. This week, we look at these unpaid caregivers.