30 minutes | Dec 28, 2020

35. Life, Death, and Medicine

Christiaan Maurer MD, was in his mid 40s when diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme -- terminal brain cancer. In this episode, he and Rob discuss: what terminal illness taught him about time, what people with cancer do and don’t need, preparing your family for a future without you, the most/least admirable traits in physicians, and the secret of life.  Listen on: iTunes Spotify Stitcher We discuss: The life-threatening diagnosis that helped Christiaan gain wisdom about life, death, and the practice of medicine [02:30]; The right and wrong things to say to someone with a terminal illness [06:33]; The fact that people with cancer often don’t call when they need help [08:00]; What people with cancer need and don’t need [08:45]; How Christiaan reacted, emotionally, to his diagnosis [11:00]; Preparing your family for the reality of your future. And their future without you [13:20]; A hospitalist’s advice for emergency physicians [17:55]; Qualities that make a “strong” ED provider [22:10]; The least admirable traits of ED doctors [23:00]; The dangers of adhesive tape and advice for caregivers [24:00]; The Mauer’s Sign of aortic stenosis [25:55]; Christiaan’s philosophy of medicine and message to the medical community [27:45]; And more. For complete and detailed show notes, previous episodes, or to sign up for our newsletter: https://www.stimuluspodcast.com/ If you like what you hear on Stimulus and use Apple/iTunes as your podcatcher, please consider leaving a review of the show. I read all the reviews and, more importantly, so do potential guests. Thanks in advance! Interested in sponsoring this podcast? Connect with us here Follow Rob:Twitter: https://twitter.com/emergencypdx Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stimuluswithrobormanmd Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/emergencypdx
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