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.
Sep 17, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Nurse Bullying Audio
White Coat Black Art Nurse Bullying Sep 17, 2011 | 27:30There's a saying you hear in hospitals: nurses eat their young. Not doctors, paramedics, or physios, just nurses. Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with two nurses who say they were bullied by their colleagues, and find out how the experience affected them and their patients. He also speaks with Kathleen Bartholomew, the author of "Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility: Why Nurses Eat Their Young and Each Other".
Mar 26, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Moral Distress 2011 Show Audio
White Coat Black Art Moral Distress 2011 Show 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.
Jan 14, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Medical Tourism Show Audio
White Coat Black Art Medical Tourism Show 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.
Feb 4, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art No Appointment show Audio
White Coat Black Art No Appointment show 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.
Oct 8, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Respect Audio
White Coat Black Art Respect Oct 8, 2011 | 27:30Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are competing for a larger role in caring for patients. If you don't know one from the other you're not alone. Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with a social scientist about "who's who" in the hospital zoo. Also, a panel of nurse practioners talk about how they're finding their place in the health care system.
Mar 5, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Breaking Up Audio
White Coat Black Art Breaking Up Mar 5, 2011 | 27:30All relationships have their ups and downs, and the doctor-patient relationship is no different. This week, hear how patients and doctors can repair a health care relationship gone wrong.
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.
Jul 11, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Boundaries - Part 2 Audio
White Coat Black Art Boundaries - Part 2 Jul 11, 2011 | 27:30This week, part two of a series about the relationship boundaries between health professionals and patients. For those who think boundary violations always involve dating and intimacy you might be surprised to hear about other situations that could be considered "crossing the line."
Dec 17, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Not the ER Audio
White Coat Black Art Not the ER Dec 17, 2011 | 27:30On the show, the impact of crowded ERs and long waits. Host Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with another ER physician about why it's always worrisome when patients get tired of waiting and leave the ER without being seen.