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".
Dec 3, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Generation Rx: Town Hall Audio
White Coat Black Art Generation Rx: Town Hall Dec 3, 2011 | 27:30Prescription narcotics like OxyContin relieve pain but come with significant risk of addiction. Listen to our public town hall from Brockville, Ontario: "Generation Rx: The Use and Abuse of Prescription Pain Medication".
Apr 9, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Will to Die / Part 2 & Overdiagnosed Audio
White Coat Black Art Will to Die / Part 2 & Overdiagnosed 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.
Sep 24, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Rural Medicine Audio
White Coat Black Art Rural Medicine Sep 24, 2011 | 27:30This week, we tackle the shortage of rural physicians in Canada, a precarious balance that can affect the health of the stalwart physicians who stick around, and the patients who depend on them.
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.
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.
Mar 12, 2011 | 27:26White Coat Black Art Concierge Medicine Show Audio
White Coat Black Art Concierge Medicine Show 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 US, and it exists here too.
Jun 25, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Ask Dr. Brian Show Audio
White Coat Black Art Ask Dr. Brian Show 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.
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.
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.