Nov 24, 2012 | 19:34White Coat Black Art Sully Sullenberger - Full Interview Audio
White Coat Black Art Sully Sullenberger - Full 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.
Nov 5, 2012 | 23:13White Coat Black Art Susan Robarts - full interview Audio
White Coat Black Art Susan Robarts - full interview Nov 5, 2012 | 23:13Advanced practice physiotherapist Susan Robarts explains her unique role at the Holland Centre in Toronto, where she helps patients find alternative to hip and knee surgery. It's cut down on unneeded surgery and shortened waiting lists.
Oct 29, 2012 | 13:17White Coat Black Art Steven Lewis - Extended Interview Audio
White Coat Black Art Steven Lewis - Extended Interview Oct 29, 2012 | 13:17Steven Lewis to break down how provinces decide what gets covered and In an extended interview, health policy expert Steven Lewis breaks down provinces decide what drugs get covered and why there are inequities from province to province.He tells us how politics and emotions can play a role in putting a price tag on a life.
Oct 1, 2012 | 17:01White Coat Black Art Dr. Lou Francescutti: the full interview Audio
White Coat Black Art Dr. Lou Francescutti: the full 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 3, 2012 | 13:25White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: extended interview, Dr. Jackie Duffin Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: extended interview, 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 | 8:56White 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.
Sep 3, 2012 | 6:24White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Mario Bedard Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: 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.
Dec 30, 2011 | 26:50White Coat Black Art Dr. Jeffrey Brenner: The hotspot guru - full interview Audio
White Coat Black Art Dr. Jeffrey Brenner: The hotspot guru - full interview Dec 30, 2011 | 26:50This week we told you about "hot spotting": using data to find out who is using the health care system the most, and then targeting care to those spots to help people get healthy, and bring costs to the system down. We looked at a Canadian hot spot in Saskatoon, but we also talked to the U.S. doctor who coined the phrase and who first mined the data. Dr. Jeffrey Brenner spoke to Brian about how he found the hotspots and the kind of disruptive change it takes to cool them down. Click here for our full interview with Dr. Jeffrey Brenner.
Nov 4, 2010 | 52:34White Coat Black Art Residents Panel - Circling The Drain Audio
White Coat Black Art Residents Panel - Circling The Drain 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.