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The Expert View
20 minutes | 25 days ago
The Expert View Heritage Centre Special: Brendan Kelly and Muiris Houston on Anthony Clare
In this special episode of The Expert View, Harriet Wheelock, Keeper of Collections at the RCPI Heritage Centre, talks to Prof Brendan Kelly and Dr Muiris Houston about their new book, Psychiatrist in the Chair: The Official Biography of Anthony Clare. Prof Kelly and Dr Houston discuss their collaboration on the book, their respect for Dublin-born Clare and his immense contribution to psychiatry, and his long running and well-known BBC Radio 4 show, In the Psychiatrist's Chair. Psychiatrist in the Chair: The Official Biography of Anthony Clare (Merrion Press) is out now.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
The Expert View: Prof Fergus Shanahan on how we talk about illness
How do we talk about illness? Prof Fergus Shanahan gives tips on what to say to someone who’s ill and what not to say, what makes a good doctor and talks about why the patient is always the boss in this episode of The Expert View Podcast. Prof Fergus Shanahan is Principal Investigator at APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre and author of the recently published The Language of Illness (Liberties Press).
22 minutes | 2 months ago
The Expert View Heritage Centre Special: Pause for a Poem
In this special episode of The Expert View, Harriet Wheelock, Keeper of Collections at the RCPI Heritage Centre talks about the Pause for a Poem initiaive. Launched during the COVID-19 pandemic this online project saw doctors, healthcare professionals, academics and staff of RCPI read a piece of poetry that encouraged people to pause and take a moment of calm within their day. In all, 50 poems were included in the project including old favourites and new, original works. Harriet speaks with Dr Elizabeth Barrett, consultant in child psychiatry at the Children's University Hospital and creator of the Mindreading conference who partnered with RCPI on the project. She also speaks with Prof Chris Fitzpatrick, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and one of the poets included in the project, and Professor Gaye Cunnane, RCPI Director of Health and Wellbeing who discusses the benefits of taking a moment to pause.
17 minutes | 3 months ago
The Expert View: Dr Ellen Crushell on the return of children to school
It’s been a worrying time for parents, teachers and children concerned about COVID-19. In this episode of The Expert View, Dr Ellen Crushell, paediatrician and Dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics, offers practical advice for parents about the return to school for children, including those with underlying conditions. And she discusses the impact of the pandemic on children’s health services.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
The Expert View: Dr Paddy Barrett on the rise of telemedicine
This week Siobhan Creaton speaks with Cardiologist Dr Paddy Barrett who offers advice for people concerned about COVID-19 and discusses how he is using telemedicine with patients and how they can best prepare for a teleconsult.
10 minutes | 4 months ago
The Expert View: Dr Rachel MacCann and Dr Aoife Kirk from Irish Doctors for the Environment
In this episode of The Expert View, Dr Rachel MacCann, a Registrar working with the Infectious Diseases team in St Vincent’s Hospital and Dr Aoife Kirk, who is working with the Public Health team as part of the COVID-19 response at Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin join Siobhan Creaton. Both are members of Irish Doctors for the Environment, an organization of doctors who aim to create awareness, interest and implement action around environment health and the impact it has on patients’ health. In this discussion, Drs MacCann and Kirk discuss their priorities as members of Irish Doctors of the Environment to protect health and promote policies that can improve the quality of life and health in Ireland. They also talk about their experiences of returning to Ireland to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and their hopes for the future as a new Government - that includes the Green Party – adopts new policies for the years ahead.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
The Expert View: Dr Éanna Falvey on returning to sport during COVID-19
Dr Éanna Falvey is a Sports and Exercise Physician and Chief Medical Officer to World Rugby. In this episode of the The Expert View he discusses with Siobhán Creaton how sports from GAA to professional rugby can all continue during COVID-19 in line with public health policy. Dr Falvey details how we might begin to restart sport within Ireland during the ongoing pandemic.
19 minutes | 5 months ago
The Expert View Heritage Centre Special: Dr Ida Milne talks about the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic
In this special episode of The Expert View, Harriet Wheelock, Keeper of Collections at the RCPI Heritage Centre, talks to Dr Ida Milne about the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic in Ireland. Dr Milne explains how influenza spread across the island, who it effected and how people tried to treat this disease. Dr Milne is a European History Lecturer in Carlow College and author of Stacking the Coffins, Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland.
7 minutes | 5 months ago
The Expert View: Prof Emer Shelley on the process of contact tracing
Prof Emer Shelley, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, talks to Siobhan Creaton about the process of contact tracing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Prof Shelley outlines approaches from around the world and discusses why it's crucial to engage in this process, now and in the future.
14 minutes | 5 months ago
The Expert View: Dr Cliona Murphy on maternity services, gynaecology, screening and COVID-19
Dr Cliona Murphy, Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, talks to Siobhan Creaton about the impact of COVID-19 on maternity services in Ireland. They also discuss the knock-on effect of the pandemic on the provision of gynaecology services and screening and why women shouldn't delay contacting their doctor if they are worried about their health.
8 minutes | 6 months ago
The Expert View Podcast: Dr Ann-Marie Hayes
Dr Ann-Marie Hayes is a Paediatric Specialist Registrar currently working in Neonatology in the University Maternity Hospital, Limerick. She talks with Siobhan Creaton about why, in light of ongoing government formation talks and during the reopening of Ireland following the Covid-19 pandemic, the needs of children shouldn't be forgotten. Instead, she proposes that now is the time to ensure that the needs of society's most vulnerable children are acknowledged and met.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
The Expert View: Prof Louise Burke and Dr Mary Keogan
In this podcast, Prof Louise Burke, Dean of the Faculty of Pathology, introduces Dr Mary Keogan, Consultant Immunologist at Beaumont Hospital Dublin and National Clinical Lead for Pathology. Dr Keogan talks about testing methodologies directed towards SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). This talk was initially delivered as part of a webinar on COVID-19 presented by RCPI Faculty of Pathology.
9 minutes | 6 months ago
The Expert View: Prof Francis Finucane on the link between obesity and diabetes and COVID-19
In this week’s The Expert View, Prof Francis Finucane talks about the link between obesity and diabetes and Covid-19 and how these risks might be addressed in the future as we learn more about this disease. Trying to eat healthily and exercise more is good medicine for everyone now to protect them in these challenging times.
11 minutes | 6 months ago
The Expert View: Prof Louise Burke and Dr Cillian De Gascun
This edition of The Expert View was first broadcast as part of a webinar from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s Faculty of Pathology. Dean of the Faculty, Prof Louise Burke, introduces Dr Cillian De Gascun, Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory and Chair of the Coronavirus Expert Advisory Group. Dr De Gascun talks about how Ireland built testing capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
4 minutes | 7 months ago
The Expert View: Prof Des Cox
This episode of The Expert View speaks with Prof Des Cox, chair of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s Policy Group on Tobacco. On 12 May, 2020 Prof Cox sent a letter to Minister Simon Harris calling on the Government to make all outdoor areas in bars non-smoking zones as part of the reopening strategy for the current COVID-19 pandemic. Following extensive media coverage, Minister Harris stated he would consider the proposal and CMO, Dr Tony Holohan, expressed his support for the idea. Here, Siobhan Creaton, Head of Public Affairs and Advocacy at RCPI, talks with Prof Cox about the need for these measures and how they could protect the public.
4 minutes | 7 months ago
The Expert View: Prof Gaye Cunnane on the importance of physician well-being
Prof Gaye Cunnane, Director of Health and Well-being at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, shares her thoughts on the importance of physician well-being. This short podcast offers advice on how physicians can take care of themselves during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
7 minutes | 7 months ago
The Expert View: Hadas Levy asks, "What can you control?"
What can you control? What are the six factors that can influence your ability to cope in stressful or challenging situations? Hadas Levy, Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Health and Wellbeing Lead at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, explains what these factors are and how you can use them to influence a positive outcome.
34 minutes | 7 months ago
The Expert View Podcast: Prof Mary Horgan answers questions on COVID-19
The Expert View Podcast is a new series of interviews and discussions with experts from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland hosted by Siobhan Creaton, Head of Public Affairs and Advocacy. The first guest is our President Prof Mary Horgan who is a Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Cork University Hospital who is answering questions submitted by colleagues at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland on COVID-19.
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