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White Coat Black Art - Realities of the Do Not Resuscitate OrderDec 8, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Realities of the Do Not Resuscitate Order Audio
White Coat Black Art Realities of the Do Not Resuscitate Order Dec 8, 2012 | 27:30DNR is code for 'Do Not Resuscitate', a signed order on your hospital chart not to start CPR if your heart stops or put you on a ventilator if you stop breathing. This week Dr. Brian Goldman looks at how family members respond when doctors ask for a Do Not Resuscitate order on a loved one — and the perspective of doctors and nurses on getting the DNR.
White Coat Black Art - The Drug Shortage: Dr. Rick HallSep 3, 2012 | 8:27White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Dr. Rick Hall Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Dr. Rick Hall Sep 3, 2012 | 8:27As an anesthesiologist and critical care specialist at QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Dr. Rick Hall faces constant drug shortages. Earlier this year, he surveyed colleagues across Canada. Hall has submitted the survey results for publication - but he was willing to share exclusively with us some of his findings and his frustrations when we talked to him in our Halifax studio last month.
White Coat Black Art - Will to Die: Nagui Morcos (Update)Sep 14, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Will to Die: Nagui Morcos (Update) Audio
White Coat Black Art Will to Die: Nagui Morcos (Update) Sep 14, 2012 | 27:30White Coat, Black Art first introduced listeners to the Nagui Morcos story in April 2011 in the "Will to Die" episode. The show won a Canadian Medical Association Award. You can hear Brian's first interview with Nagui as well as an interview with his neurologist, Dr. Sharon Cohen.
White Coat Black Art - The Drug Shortage: Dr. Jackie DuffinSep 3, 2012 | 13:25White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Dr. Jackie Duffin Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Dr. Jackie Duffin Sep 3, 2012 | 13:25Dr. Jackie Duffin is a medical historian, hematologist and cancer specialist at Queen's University in Kinsgton. Her own personal brush with a shortage of blood pressure pills led Jackie to set up a website that lists which drugs are currently in short supply and looks at the reasons for the shortage. Here is our extended interview with her.
White Coat Black Art - The Drug Shortage: A Mother's StorySep 3, 2012 | 9:35White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: A Mother's Story Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: A Mother's Story Sep 3, 2012 | 9:35For Christine Sorensen, in Kamloops, B.C. the drug shortage has been a near disaster. Her 14-year-old son Derek has a rare form of epilepsy. His seizures can be controlled by one drug -- called Zarontin. Without it, he could die. As she told Brian, via skype, it's an older drug which is now impossible to find in Canada.
White Coat Black Art - The Drug Shortage: Dr. Brian WarrinerSep 3, 2012 | 8:56White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Dr. Brian Warriner Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Dr. Brian Warriner Sep 3, 2012 | 8:56Last March St. Paul's and Vancouver General Hospital made the decision to cancel some elective surgery due to the drug shortage. It turned out to be a false alarm. But as Dr. Brian Warriner -- head of the Department of Anesthesiology - told us, it was also a warning of what the future might hold.
White Coat Black Art - The Drug Shortage: Pharmacist Mario BedardSep 3, 2012 | 6:24White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Pharmacist Mario Bedard Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Pharmacist Mario Bedard Sep 3, 2012 | 6:24Often, protecting patients from those risks is the job of the hospital pharmacist. That's no easy task. Right now, The Ottawa Hospital lists more than one hundred drugs in short supply. Brian asked Mario Bedard -- head of the hospital's pharmacy -- what he does when he's told a drug is in short supply.
White Coat Black Art - Will to Die: Nagui's Choice (Update extended interview)Sep 14, 2012 | 36:28White Coat Black Art Will to Die: Nagui's Choice (Update extended interview) Audio
White Coat Black Art Will to Die: Nagui's Choice (Update extended interview) Sep 14, 2012 | 36:28The second time Nagui Morcos came to the White Coat studio he brought his wife, Jan Crowley with him. She struggled with his decision to end his life, but supported him. This is the full version of the interview they did with Brian.
White Coat Black Art - Lessons Learned from Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Extended interview)Nov 24, 2012 | 19:34White Coat Black Art Lessons Learned from Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Extended interview) Audio
White Coat Black Art Lessons Learned from Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Extended interview) Nov 24, 2012 | 19:34In 2009 Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing in the Hudson River in New York…saving everyone on board. Now he's bringing hard fought lessons from aviation safety to the world of medicine. Here's Brian's full conversation with Sully Sullenberger from this fall's Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival in California.
White Coat Black Art - What the Canadian Healthcare System can learn from U.S. Airways Flight 1549Nov 24, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art What the Canadian Healthcare System can learn from U.S. Airways Flight 1549 Audio
White Coat Black Art What the Canadian Healthcare System can learn from U.S. Airways Flight 1549 Nov 24, 2012 | 27:30This week, using the hard fought lessons from the aviation industry to make health care safer and avoid medical mistakes. Brian Goldman speaks to Captain Sully Sullenberger, the pilot who safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing in the Hudson River -- saving everyone on board. Sully and others speak about how the principles of aviation safety can be applied the world of medicine.
White Coat Black Art - Navigating the World of Medicine from a Wheelchair (Extended interview)Dec 14, 2012 | 14:39White Coat Black Art Navigating the World of Medicine from a Wheelchair (Extended interview) Audio
White Coat Black Art Navigating the World of Medicine from a Wheelchair (Extended interview) Dec 14, 2012 | 14:39Steve Daniel is a second-year med student at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. But before that, he did four tours of duty in Bosnia, Croatia and Afghanistan with the Canadian Armed Forces. In 2005, the former parachute instructor had a free-fall accident while conducting a course and was paralyzed instantly. Three years later, he competed at the Beijing Paralympics in arms-only rowing. And it was there he met a fellow athlete who inspired him to pursue medicine. Brian talks to him about navigating the world of medicine from a wheelchair.
White Coat Black Art - Where Art and Medicine ConvergeDec 29, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Where Art and Medicine Converge Audio
White Coat Black Art Where Art and Medicine Converge Dec 29, 2012 | 27:30This week on White Coat, Black Art, Dr. Brian Goldman with three stories about the place where art and medicine meet that just happen to reflect his state of mind including a conversation with a fellow ER physician who's made a name for himself in another field: film making. Dr. Max Montalvo has directed a documentary and is now working on his third music video for the Canadian band the Tragically Hip. Brian asked him about balancing life in the ER with life behind the camera.
White Coat Black Art - Yurkiewicz's Sisters Harvard Medical Student Blog (Extended interview)Dec 21, 2012 | 21:25White Coat Black Art Yurkiewicz's Sisters Harvard Medical Student Blog (Extended interview) Audio
White Coat Black Art Yurkiewicz's Sisters Harvard Medical Student Blog (Extended interview) Dec 21, 2012 | 21:25Shara and Ilana Yurkiewicz are sisters and fellow med students at Harvard. And they have something else in common -- they both blog about medicine. Here's their extended interview with Brian.
White Coat Black Art - Saint John Drug Shortage, and the Upcoming 2012 Season (Promo)Aug 21, 2012 | 6:55White Coat Black Art Saint John Drug Shortage, and the Upcoming 2012 Season (Promo) Audio
White Coat Black Art Saint John Drug Shortage, and the Upcoming 2012 Season (Promo) Aug 21, 2012 | 6:55In advance of our first episode of the season, Brian talks to Paul Castle, host of the CBC afternoon show Shift in Saint John about the current drug shortages and what you'll hear on the first episode of White Coat, Black Art this season.
White Coat Black Art - The Drug Shortage: Alena Rossnagel's storySep 3, 2012 | 8:58White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Alena Rossnagel's story Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Alena Rossnagel's story Sep 3, 2012 | 8:58Alena Rossnagel, a clinical nutritionist in Manitoba regularly took trimethoprim, for urinary tract infections caused by a kidney stone. One day last spring her pharmacist told her trimethoprim wasn't available. She was given another drug instead -- one that left her with permanent health damage. We reached her at her home in Portage La Prairie.

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