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Ask Dr. Brian (2011 Season finale)

In our season finale, host Dr. Brian Goldman answers listeners' questions about how and why the health care system works the way it does.

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White Coat Black Art - Nurse Bullying, and "Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility" with author Kathleen BartholomewSep 17, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Nurse Bullying, and "Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility" with author Kathleen Bartholomew Audio
White Coat Black Art Nurse Bullying, and "Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility" with author Kathleen Bartholomew 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, author of "Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility: Why Nurses Eat Their Young and Each Other."
White Coat Black Art - Personal Support WorkersSep 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.
White Coat Black Art - Realities of Moral Distress in HealthcareMar 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.
White Coat Black Art - To Err is Medicine - Part 1May 23, 2011 | 24:00White Coat Black Art To Err is Medicine - Part 1 Audio
White Coat Black Art To Err is Medicine - Part 1 May 23, 2011 | 24:00Host Dr. Brian Goldman and a panel of experts share their worst medical mistakes and discuss how to make the system safer for patients. Recorded in front of a live audience at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio. Part 1 of 2.
White Coat Black Art - Realities of "No Appointment" HealthcareFeb 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.
White Coat Black Art - Mother's MilkMay 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.
White Coat Black Art - Impact of Crowded ERs and Long WaitsDec 17, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Impact of Crowded ERs and Long Waits Audio
White Coat Black Art Impact of Crowded ERs and Long Waits 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.
White Coat Black Art - Corridors of Medicine (2010 Encore)Jan 28, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Corridors of Medicine (2010 Encore) Audio
White Coat Black Art Corridors of Medicine (2010 Encore) Jan 28, 2011 | 27:30This week, we air our show from last season looking at the debate started by the Quebec College of Physicians when it called on the province to consider the role euthenasia might play in end of life care. And then we venture to a Montreal ER where they've turned the hallways into defacto wards.
White Coat Black Art - Listen to MeFeb 11, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Listen to Me Audio
White Coat Black Art Listen to Me Feb 11, 2011 | 27:30This week on the show, patients speak up. Host Dr. Brian Goldman talks with patients about their experiences getting seen AND heard by doctors and hospital staff.
White Coat Black Art - Good Samaritan Doctors (2010 Encore)Feb 25, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Good Samaritan Doctors (2010 Encore) Audio
White Coat Black Art Good Samaritan Doctors (2010 Encore) Feb 25, 2011 | 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.
White Coat Black Art - Older DoctorsMar 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.
White Coat Black Art - Concierge MedicineMar 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.
White Coat Black Art - Will to Die: Nagui Morcos - Part 1Apr 2, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Will to Die: Nagui Morcos - Part 1 Audio
White Coat Black Art Will to Die: Nagui Morcos - 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.
White Coat Black Art - Healthy SkepticismApr 30, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Healthy Skepticism Audio
White Coat Black Art Healthy Skepticism Apr 30, 2011 | 27:30This week, why it's healthy to be skeptical. We'll give you some reasons why you should take what people in white coats say with a grain of salt.
White Coat Black Art - Unfinished Business (2011) - Part 1Jun 11, 2011 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Unfinished Business (2011) - Part 1 Audio
White Coat Black Art Unfinished Business (2011) - Part 1 Jun 11, 2011 | 27:30This week, a little unfinished business – some things from earlier this season that we've been wanting to get back to.

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