Oct 8, 2010 | 27:30White Coat Black Art Difficulties Tackling Chronic Pain Audio
White Coat Black Art Difficulties Tackling Chronic Pain Oct 8, 2010 | 27:30This week on White Coat, Black Art - the cruel and invisible puppet-master known as chronic pain. It costs Canadians an estimated 10 billion dollars a year in health care and lost productivity, and yet doctors are still very much playing a guessing game when it comes to how to alleviate it.
Nov 4, 2010 | 52:34White Coat Black Art Caring for the Dying (Residents panel) Audio
White Coat Black Art Caring for the Dying (Residents panel) Nov 4, 2010 | 52:34Doctors can find it difficult to make the turn from saving patients to helping them die well. Nobody knows that better than residents.
Here's the full interview with a remarkable group of residents at McMaster University who spoke to Brian about those moments...and some of the jarring shorthand doctors use to talk about the end of life.
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.
Sep 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.
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.