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White Coat, Black Art on CBC Radio
28 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
ENCORE: How to have tender conversations
A feature interview with Dr. Kathryn Mannix. In her new book, "Listen: How to find the words for tender conversations," Mannix shares lessons on how to connect with loved ones and friends on deeply personal subjects.
28 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
The horrors of hospital gowns
Likening the 100-year-old hospital gown to a prisoner's orange jumpsuit, a prominent British doctor says the "alien, open-at-the-back garment" is in desperate need of a redesign.
28 minutes | Jul 30, 2022
The Recovery Sessions Podcast: Kealey and AnnMarie
Listen in on the one-on-one coaching sessions between Kealey Pringle and AnnMarie Churchill, a social worker in St. John’s. She's helping Kealey take baby steps towards overcoming her COVID fears and rekindling her in-person social life.
28 minutes | Jul 23, 2022
ENCORE: How one doctor fought her bullies and won
Halifax cardiologist Dr. Gabrielle Horne spent 14 years fighting to restore her reputation after she was bullied and bad-mouthed by supervisors when she was an up-and-coming researcher. She was awarded what was the largest settlement in Canada for loss of reputation. While her story is extraordinary, it's not isolated. This episode explores why doctors bully and what it will take to change the culture that allows it to happen, with insights from Dr. Horne and lawyer Valerie Wise, who represents both doctors and their employers in disputes.
28 minutes | Jul 15, 2022
As masking in public places shifts from a requirement to a recommendation, some Canadians are getting called out for continuing to wear masks. Experts say mask harassment could be part of a trend of increased aggression during the pandemic. And it may discourage people from wearing masks as the infectious BA.5 subvariant sweeps across Canada.
28 minutes | Jul 8, 2022
ENCORE: Doctor Phobia
Iatrophobia is a fear of doctors. Barbara Old had panic attacks just thinking about doctors, so she avoided them like the plague. Until one day she discovered a lump in her breast.
28 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
ENCORE: Kilala Lelum
The Kilala Lelum health cooperative in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside merges Western medicine with cultural practices to help hard-to-reach patients. It also uses an innovative mobile clinic that offers everything from wound care to prescriptions for treating opioid drug addiction.
28 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
ER Crisis and Solutions
Emergency room waits across Canada are reaching unprecedented levels, for both kids and adults. There are many factors: nursing shortages, lack of hospital beds and staff unable to work because of COVID. We talk about the stresses, and the solutions. They include more cooperation across hospital departments and building capacity to handle more emergencies.
37 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
The Recovery Sessions 6 - Maria and Hillary
BONUS PODCAST: Through the coaching of psychologist Hillary McBride, Maria Glavine taps into a powerful emotion to give her the strength to take her daughter on a fun adventure.
28 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
The trouble with IUDs (Part 2)
After hearing from dozens of women about their experience with IUD pain in Part 1, we find out how some gynecologists like Dr. Fiona Mattatall are making the experience of getting an IUD more comfortable, though there’s no standardized pain control methods proven to work for everyone.
33 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Recovery Sessions 5: New moms Hillary and Maria
BONUS PODCAST: Maria Glavine's 9-month-old daughter Clare is too young to be vaccinated and has one functioning kidney. Hillary McBride, a clinical psychologist and host of Other People's Problems, is coaching Maria through her first steps back into the world.
28 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
The trouble with IUDs (Part 1)
IUDs are an effective and popular form of birth control in Canada. But many women experience intense pain from the insertion that they weren’t warned about. In this episode, women across the country share stories of unexpected pain, complications and emotional distress. In Part 2, what some gynecologists are doing to make the experience of getting IUDs more comfortable.
24 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
Recovery Sessions 4: Maryam's breakthrough
BONUS PODCAST: Maryam Mahdavi finds the courage to make one huge breakthrough thanks to coaching from Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng.
28 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
On his 45th wedding anniversary, Ramesh Karnick was at home with his wife, Sandhya, when he appeared to lose consciousness. Ramesh was in a coma for five weeks before he passed away. His daughter, Sonali has spent years trying to answer the question: how did her father die?
25 minutes | May 31, 2022
The Recovery Sessions 3 - Maryam meets Kwadwo
BONUS PODCAST: For university student Maryam Mahdavi, COVID crushed her social life and began a sedentary lifestyle with too many trips to the fridge driven by loneliness and boredom. Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, an Ottawa ICU physician and healthy living advocate helps her take the first steps to getting back on track.
28 minutes | May 27, 2022
Canada's assisted dying law now includes deaths that are not reasonably foreseeable for people with serious and incurable illnesses or disabilities who aren't dying in the near future. Dr. Stefanie Green, president of the Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers and Dr. Naheed Dosani, a palliative care physician and health justice activist, share how the law opens the door to Canadians seeking MAiD as a means of escape from intolerable lives.
23 minutes | May 25, 2022
The Recovery Sessions 2 - Kealey's cookies
BONUS PODCAST: Kealey Pringle and AnnMarie Churchill conclude their coaching sessions with a sweet-tasting win over Kealey's pandemic anxiety.
28 minutes | May 20, 2022
Maria's story of gratitude
It's a story of gratitude. One year ago, hospital housekeeper Maria Valverde was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Thanks to treatment, her cancer has stabilized. She says that's given her a second chance for life.
31 minutes | May 18, 2022
The Recovery Sessions 1 - Kealey and AnnMarie
BONUS PODCAST: Listen to the one-on-one coaching sessions between Kealey Pringle and AnnMarie Churchill, a social worker in St. John’s. She's helping Kealey take baby steps towards overcoming her COVID fears and rekindling her in-person social life.
28 minutes | May 6, 2022
Cutting Back and Cutting Out
Some family doctors struggling with huge patient loads, paperwork and the pandemic are cutting back or cutting out of medicine altogether. Montreal family doctor Marc Cotran has handed in his medical licence at the age of 45. Dr. Rashmi Bhalla in London has reduced her clinical hours to better cope.
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