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The Surgical Palliative Care Podcast

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The Surgical Palliative Care Podcast features interviews with the founders and the leaders of the surgical palliative care community, a diverse group of surgeons, anesthesiologists and interventionalists dedicated to providing high quality palliative medicine to all surgical and trauma patients. Tune in to learn the rich history of the surgical palliative care movement as well as to stay up to date on the latest research in the field. Hosted by Dr. Red Hoffman and a variety of co-hosts, the Surgical Palliative Care Podcast aims to educate, foster community and provide mentorship to all those interested in making certain that surgical and trauma patients receive the excellent palliative care that they deserve. Subscribe to stay up to date on the latest episodes.

The Surgical Palliative Care Podcast features interviews with the founders and the leaders of the surgical palliative care community, a diverse group of surgeons, anesthesiologists and interventionalists dedicated to providing high quality palliative medicine to all surgical and trauma patients. Tune in to learn the rich history of the surgical palliative care movement as well as to stay up to date on the latest research in the field. Hosted by Dr. Red Hoffman and a variety of co-hosts, the Surgical Palliative Care Podcast aims to educate, foster community and provide mentorship to all those interested in making certain that surgical and trauma patients receive the excellent palliative care that they deserve. Subscribe to stay up to date on the latest episodes.

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The Surgical Palliative Care Podcast features interviews with the founders and the leaders of the surgical palliative care community, a diverse group of surgeons, anesthesiologists and interventionalists dedicated to providing high quality palliative medicine to all surgical and trauma patients. Tune in to learn the rich history of the surgical palliative care movement as well as to stay up to date on the latest research in the field. Hosted by Dr. Red Hoffman and a variety of co-hosts, the Surgical Palliative Care Podcast aims to educate, foster community and provide mentorship to all those interested in making certain that surgical and trauma patients receive the excellent palliative care that they deserve. Subscribe to stay up to date on the latest episodes.

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English


Episodes

Dr. Pat Murphy: Surgical Palliative Care Nurse Researcher

4/5/2021
#024 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Patricia Murphy. Pat is a nurse and is recently retired as the Clinical Clinical Ethicist at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. She is an associate professor in the Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School Department of Surgery and served as a member of the New Jersey Bioethics Commission, the multidisciplinary body that developed the Advance Directive and Brain Death legislation in New Jersey. She is responsible for teacher generations...

Duration:00:39:59

Dr. Mary Lynn McPherson: Palliative Care Pharmacist Extraordinaire

3/22/2021
#023 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews pharmacist Dr. Mary Lynn McPherson, Professor and Executive Director of the Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland, Program Director of the Online Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care (also at University of Maryland), host of the Palliative Care Chat Podcast and author of the very well-known book Demystifying Opioid...

Duration:00:45:28

Dr. Dan Hinshaw: Spirituality and Surgical Palliative Care

2/8/2021
#022 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Dan Hinshaw, professor emeritus of surgery and palliative care consultant at University of Michigan. Dan discusses how his wife's work with HIV positive veterans first led him to contemplate the nature of suffering and spirituality. He shares how his surgical training has made him a more effective palliative care doctor and how his palliative care training made him feel like a "complete surgeon." Dan offers practical skills about how to...

Duration:00:48:23

Dr. Rebecca Aslakson: Palliative Care in the Perioperative Setting

11/16/2020
#021 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Rebecca Aslakson, an anesthesiologist - triple-board certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and hospice and palliative medicine - and a well known researcher who has devoted her career to improving the delivery of effective and equitable palliative care, particularly to perioperative and critically ill populations. Rebecca is an Associate Professor at Stanford University with appointments in both the Department of Primary...

Duration:00:48:07

Dr. Preeti John: Surgical Palliative Care at the VA

10/19/2020
#020 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Preeti John, a surgeon triple board-certified in general surgery, surgical critical care and hospice and palliative medicine. Preeti currently practices at the VA Maryland Healthcare System in Baltimore and is the Facility LSTDI (Life Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative) Director, coordinating all aspects of this Veterans Health Administration's quality improvement initiative in the in-patient and out-patient settings and intensive...

Duration:00:35:57

Dr. Janet Bull: From Birth to Death

10/5/2020
#019 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Janet Bull, chief medical officer of Four Seasons, a Hospice and Palliative Medicine organization in Western North Carolina. Janet began her career as an obstetrician-gynecologist. After witnessing the illness and death of a close friend, she left her practice and eventually began volunteering at Four Seasons. Janet was instrumental in starting the Palliative Care program at Four Seasons as well as the Clinical Research Department. She...

Duration:00:39:24

Dr. Nancy Glass: Palliative Care, Pediatrics and Anesthesia

9/7/2020
#018 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Nancy Glass, who worked as a professor of both Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine as well as the Director of Pediatric Pain Management at Texas Children's Hospital. She now is the Associate Medical Director of Houston Hospice. Nancy was able to seamlessly integrate her training in pediatrics, pediatric critical care, pain management, anesthesiology and hospice and palliative medicine into the care of the some of...

Duration:00:32:18

Dr. Geoff Dunn: The Father of Surgical Palliative Care

8/24/2020
#017 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman and cohost Dr. Pringl Miller as they interview Dr. Geoff Dunn, the father of the Surgical Palliative Care Movement. Geoff is a fourth generation surgeon, a second generation hospice medical director (his father was also both a surgeon and a hospice medical director!) and an artist. Along with Dr. Bob Milch, Geoff is responsible for starting the integration of the concept of palliative medicine into the work of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the...

Duration:00:42:31

Dr. Rick Greene: Integrating Palliative Care into Surgical Oncology

8/10/2020
#016 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Rick Greene, a surgical oncologist and a champion of palliative care for surgical oncology patients. Rick currently serves as the medical director of the Cancer Data Registry at the Levine Cancer Institute in North Carolina. As a past president (and founding member) of SAGES, past president of the Southeastern Surgical Society, past chair of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, past chair of the American Joint Committee...

Duration:00:39:00

Dr. Anne Mosenthal: The Mother of Surgical Palliative Care

7/27/2020
#015 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Anne Mosenthal, a trauma surgeon and one of the founding members of the American College of Surgeon's Surgical Palliative Care Task Force (now the Committee on Surgical Palliative Care, which she currently chairs). Her name is synonymous with surgical palliative care in this country. Anne, along with nurse Pat Murphy, wrote some of the earliest papers about how to incorporate palliative care into the surgical and trauma intensive care...

Duration:00:36:55

Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

7/6/2020
#014 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Drs. Kate Aberger and David Wang, emergency medicine physicians who specialize in palliative care. They are the editors of the recently released book, "Palliative Skills for Frontline Physicians," a collection of case-based vignettes which illustrate how to practically integrate palliative care into all fields of medicine, including surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine and critical care, among others. David and Kate discuss how to...

Duration:00:45:14

Dr. Gretchen Schwarze: Surgical Buy-In and Best Case/Worst Case

6/22/2020
#013 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Gretchen Schwarze, a vascular surgeon, medical ethicist and prolific researcher known for her work focused on surgical buy-in and the best case/worst case scenario. Gretchen is an endowed professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed a fellowship in medical ethics at the MacLean Center for Medical Ethics. She is a nationally...

Duration:00:51:38

Dr. Jack M. Zimmerman: The Reluctant Pioneer

6/1/2020
#012 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Jack M. Zimmerman, a retired cardiothoracic surgeon who served as the chief of surgery at Church Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and as an associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins. Jack first developed his interest in surgical palliation during his surgical residency, when he learned of the Souttar, a tube meant to help patients with esophageal cancer. He then went on to start one of the very first hospice programs in the United...

Duration:00:32:02

Surgical Ethics: Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders in the OR

5/18/2020
#011 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she speaks with surgeons Drs. Sara Scarlet, Pringl Miller and Kim Kopecky about surgical ethics, particularly those surrounding Do Not Resuscitate Orders in the operating room. All three completed a fellowship in medical ethics and Drs. Miller and Kopecky are also fellowship-trained in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Scarlet served as the co-editor of the April 2020 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics which focused on the relationship between surgeons...

Duration:00:44:23

Special Edition: Joint Episode with the GeriPal Podcast!

5/8/2020
#010 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she joins the long-running GeriPal Podcast to discuss all things surgical palliative care. As is the tradition on the GeriPal podcast, Red gets serenaded by GeriPal co-hosts Drs. Eric Widera and Alex Smith, along with guest co-host Dr. Joe Lin. They then go on to chat about the definition of surgical palliative care, the importance of building relationships between surgeons and palliative care providers and the common misconceptions that both disciplines...

Duration:00:43:22

Dr. Ira Byock: National Leader in Palliative Care

5/4/2020
#009 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Ira Byock, nationally known author and speaker and the founder and chief medical officer of the Institute for Human Caring at Providence St. Joseph in Southern California. Ira served as the president of the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine as well as the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Promoting Excellence in End of Life Care, under which the Surgeons Palliative Care task force (now the Committee...

Duration:00:48:51

Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike: Wellness and Ethics in Surgery

4/20/2020
#008 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman and co-host Dr. Mackenzie Cook as they interview Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike, professor and Peter C. Canizaro chair of surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. They have a wide-ranging discussion about leadership, wellness, disaster ethics and the role of social media in academic medicine. Sharmila shares some of her journey to becoming a chair of surgery, discusses the importance of maintaining a growth mindset and emphasizes the need for all of...

Duration:00:54:07

Dr. Karen Brasel: Surgical Palliative Care Educator

4/6/2020
#007 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman and cohost Dr. Mackenzie Cook as they interview Dr. Karen Brasel, Professor of Surgery in the division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, as well as the Program Director of the general surgery residency, the Vice-Chair for Education and the Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education, all at OHSU School of Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Karen is a national leader in both surgical education and surgical palliative care and has authored or...

Duration:00:45:20

COVID-19 and the Role of Surgical Palliative Care

3/23/2020
#006 - Recorded on March 20, 2020. Join host Dr. Red Hoffman, cohost Dr. Mac Cook and guest Dr. Katie O'Connell (acute care surgeon and director of surgical palliative care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA) as they discuss the Covid-19 pandemic and the various roles that surgical palliative care may play throughout this public health crisis. They compare notes on the responses of their various institutions and commiserate about the shared sense of anxiety, boredom and identity...

Duration:00:49:30

Dr. Diane Meier: Founder of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

3/9/2020
#005 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Diane Meier, a professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, as well as well as a professor of Medical Ethics, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City (listen for NYC ambulances in the background!) Diane is the founder of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) as well as a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (also known as a "genius grant.") She shares about the early days of CAPC and describes some of...

Duration:00:38:14