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.
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."
Jun 25, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Ask Dr. Brian about the Healthcare System Audio
White Coat Black Art Ask Dr. Brian about the Healthcare System Jun 25, 2011 | 27:30We invited listeners to send in their burning questions, nitpicks and pet peeves about the health care system. After a deluge of queries via emails, phone calls, tweets and postings to our blog and our Facebook page, Dr. Brian dedicates an entire show to answering some of your questions.
Jun 18, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Rounds and Sleep Deprivation (2010 Update) Audio
White Coat Black Art Rounds and Sleep Deprivation (2010 Update) Jun 18, 2011 | 27:30This week, we rebroadcast and update this show from last season. Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with a panel of residents about how sleep deprivation affects their health, and yours. And a long-time ER doc talks about his controversial fix for staying awake on those long night shifts.
Jun 4, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art 2011 Mental Health Show Audio
White Coat Black Art 2011 Mental Health Show Jun 4, 2011 | 27:30This week, the challenges in helping mental health patients. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness at least once in their lifetime. With those numbers, you'd think doctors and nurses would be well prepared to treat mental illnesses. We find out why many health professionals have difficulty when psychiatric patients walk in the door.
May 28, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Diseases That Get No Respect (May 2011 Encore) Audio
White Coat Black Art Diseases That Get No Respect (May 2011 Encore) May 28, 2011 | 27:30This week: diseases that get no respect. People who suffer with conditions like chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia have lots of symptoms, so why do many of those patients feel that their doctors fail to recognize they have a disease? We'll also share your response to our recent show about hospital parking.
May 14, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Tackling Nursing Home Violence Audio
White Coat Black Art Tackling Nursing Home Violence May 14, 2011 | 27:30The recent death of Frank Alexander has raised concerns about what can be done to protect seniors in long term care facilities from violence. Alexander, a man with Alzheimer's, was allegedly attacked by another resident with Alzheimer's in a Winnipeg nursing home. Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with Real Cloutier, chief operating officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, to find out what's being done to prevent tragedies like this from happening again.
May 7, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Mother's Milk Audio
White Coat Black Art Mother's Milk May 7, 2011 | 27:30Fifty years ago, most babies were fed formula. Today breastfeeding is promoted as a much healthier alternative. But has the message to breastfeed gone too far? This week Dr. Brian Goldman speaks with mothers who've been placed under enormous pressure to breastfeed, even when they can't.