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The Experts Speak - An Educational Service of the Florida Psychiatric Society
19 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
Hospice And The Covid Challenge.
Christine McMichael, executive director of the Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation of Massachusetts, speaks of the hospice mandate despite the Covid world, and how, with commitment and resilience, the hospice community rose to that obligation. She also speaks to the emotional tolls and reactions within the hospice staff and the patients and families for whom they provided service.
19 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
Working With The Psychological And Social Realities Of Climate Change
Gary Belkin, M.D., psychiatrist, and former Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Health Department, on why he sees the present climate changes as so extraordinarily urgent and critical, and how communities and individuals can, without rhetoric or panic, implement essential changes using concepts such as the ‘social climate,’ etc. Timely.
19 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
A Physician’s Addiction And Recovery Such That He Is Again Practicing Medicine
Alan Schwartz, M.D., now an addictionologist, on his addiction, the gut-level nature of addiction, of absolutely needing others to undo his addiction and failures, the shame and stigma hurdles, the on-going maintenance of recovery, and how it did not destroy his career. Produced in collaboration with the Palm Beach County Medical Society.
18 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Four Short Stories - Why Mental Health Providers Worry About Climate Change.
Four mental health providers share their personal stories. They speak to the urgent need to plan for and teach both community and mental health resilience as we face climate changes. Done in collaboration with the Climate Psychiatry Alliance. September 2021
10 minutes | Sep 4, 2021
Climate Change Heat Is A Public Health Problem.
Caroline Dumont, M.D., from Yale University, outlines the frequent and critical impacts of prolonged hot weather and heat waves on our mental health, suicide rates, productivity, problems with access to staying cool, medical issues, etc. A brief but very timely synopsis to consider. Done conjointly with the Climate Psychiatry Alliance.
21 minutes | Aug 21, 2021
Covid Vaccinations - A Through Overview.
Larry Bush, M.D., infectious disease specialist and researcher, plainly yet scientifically reviews the mRNA history, risk/benefits, on-going studies, mutations and variants, how vaccinations work, boosters, etc., and the true benefits they give the recipients.
37 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
Into And Out Of My Addiction - A Doctor’s Personal Story.
Richard Morgan, D.O., explicitly tells how his addiction started, grew out of control, his legal problems including lengthy jail time, and what he learned and uses to support his on-going recovery. An extraordinarily honest and grassroots unmasking. Done jointly with the Palm Beach County Medical Society.
33 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Managing Opioid Use During Pregnancy
. Kay Roussos-Ross, M.D., obstetrician and psychiatrist, clearly outlines the concurrent challenges insofar as screening, legal and postpartum issues, perinatal care, medications for cravings or psychiatric conditions, community services, etc. Done in partnership with the Palm Beach County Medical Society
32 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
A Novel Physical Therapy Approach To Pain Reduction. Physical Therapist
A Novel Physical Therapy Approach To Pain Reduction. Physical Therapist Jeff Frankart describes the history and use of an evolving new approach to pain, without needing PT machines, advanced while he worked with combat injured soldiers in US Military Hospitals, the role and reduction of pain medication use, that after training it can be done at home, etc.
24 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Being The Child of Parents Who Were Both Holocaust Survivors
Saerina Tauritz speaks to how she grew up and the style of her life given her parent's frightful history and experiences. She is a 2G. Her mother escaped from a death march, Much more.
28 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Substance Abuse Screening Tests -- Strengths and Weaknesses
Richard Saitz, M.D, from Boston, speaks to the strengths, weaknesses, and importance of standardized scales such as the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment), to identify patients with risky substance use patterns that need acknowledgement and treatment. Conjointly produced with the Palm Beach County Medical Society.
26 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Another Medical Doctor Talks About His Own Addiction And Recovery, Attitudes, and Needed Interventions
Peter Grinspoon, M.D., from Boston, speaks to his own addiction and recovery. He follows with a frank and energetic focus on the how and why of addicted physicians, the role of medications and buprenophine, what is helpful to recovery, the position of regulatory agencies, basic definitions of addiction, etc. Done in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Medical Society. February 2021
36 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
A Physician Speaks About His Own Addiction and His On-Going Recovery
Sean Fogler, M.D., discusses his history and recovery. He addresses key mental health needs for physicians, professional attributes that can impede recovery, stigma, personal connections, how he maintains recovery, addiction as a disease, etc., all done with sincerity, candor and hope. This interview done with the Palm Beach County Medical Society Medlinks. January 2021
22 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Nuclear Weapons Are Still Here
Robert Gould, MD, reminds us these devices remain to be real dangers to our ecosystems and our lives and community. He speaks to the history, the treaties, and what is being done or needed to to prevent the very real dangers.
19 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
The New Covid-19 Vaccines - Real History, Real Strengths, Real Concerns.
Larry Bush, M.D., infectious disease specialist, discusses the origin and expected clinical benefits of the vaccines now appearing, when to use them, of multiple vaccinations, different age and risk groups, etc. November 2020.
15 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
A Major Concern -- Physician Fatigue and Burnout
Psychiatrist Bruce Saltz speaks to the concerns, etiology, nature of, and recommendations to prevent and lessen the burnout. Done in partnership with the Palm Beach County Medical Society
11 minutes | Jan 26, 2020
Coronavirus - An 11 Minute Overview
Larry Bush, M.D., who specializes in infectious diseases, gives a succinct overview of the virus, the specific history, of medical and social concerns, how to manage, etc.
17 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Are Cell Phones Medically Safe - Growing Concerns
Anthony Miller, a physician and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, is part of the international EMR Scientist group’s petition to the UN and WHO to further study growing concerns and a growing database suggesting medical ill effects result from current extensive exposure to electromagnetic radiation, including fertility, cancer, developmental, school Wi-Fi, and other issues. The rise of the 5G cell phone system has unique concerns. This under-considered public health concern is discussed by Dr. Miller.
5 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Speaking To Young Children About Violence
Shortly after Robert Kennedy’s assassination in 1968, Fred Rogers, also known as Mr. Rogers, addressed the issue of the impact on young children of the extensive media coverage of violence. This is a four minute excerpt from a show that spoke to these issues. The concerns are equally true today and what better gift to give our children than stimulating ideas in the adults around those children on how to cope with problems that are increasingly prevalent.
19 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Climate Crises: Templates for Preparation and Intervention.
Carissa Caban Aleman is a psychiatrist at Florida International University. She talks of her work in post hurricane Puerto Rico, gives us her hands-on experiences and templates on preparation and interventions, emotional issues, community activity, and also speaks to impending climate crises and changes that will need this type of planning and coordination’s.
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