Oct 27, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art The Price of Life Audio
White Coat Black Art The Price of Life Oct 27, 2012 | 27:30This week, putting a price on life. Jamie McKinley is dying from a rare brain tumor. There is hope in a new drug called Avastin which seems to be helping others like him live longer. But there's a catch. The cancer drug costs 10-thousand dollars a month, and the province where he lives, New Brunswick, doesn't cover the cost. Jamie McKinley does not want to bankrupt his family to pay for it.
Oct 20, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Customer Service Audio
White Coat Black Art Customer Service Oct 20, 2012 | 27:30This week, customer service comes to the hospital. Dr. Brian Goldman visits one of the first Emergency Rooms in Canada to tell you how long you'll have to wait to see the doctor. And find out how patients in the ICU react when they are asked a common customer service question.
Oct 1, 2012 | 17:01White Coat Black Art Unemployed Doctors with Dr. Lou Francescutti (Extended interview) Audio
White Coat Black Art Unemployed Doctors with Dr. Lou Francescutti (Extended interview) Oct 1, 2012 | 17:01Dr.Lou Francescutti is the president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association and the president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We interviewed him in our recent show about unemployed doctors. He had a lot of provocative things to say about why some doctors can't find work, how the system is more about employment than making people well and how health care might look in the future. We thought many of you might want to hear the full interview he did with Brian.
Sep 29, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Unemployed Doctors Audio
White Coat Black Art Unemployed Doctors Sep 29, 2012 | 27:30For those of you who can't find a doctor...here's an unbelievable situation: more and more young doctors can't find a job. Brian talks to some newly-minted surgeons about how MD unemployment affects them and you.
Sep 14, 2012 | 27:29White Coat Black Art Will to Die: Nagui's Choice - Part 2 Audio
White Coat Black Art Will to Die: Nagui's Choice - Part 2 Sep 14, 2012 | 27:29Nagui Morcos ended his life on Earth Day, rather than live with the effects of Huntington's disease -- as his father had. Before he died he became a public face of the right-to-die movement. In the final part of our series, we explore his final days through those who wer at his side -- and the aftermath of his choice.
Sep 14, 2012 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Will to Die: Nagui Morcos Audio
White Coat Black Art Will to Die: Nagui Morcos 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.