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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mar 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.
Apr 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.