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Encounters — A refugee camp physician remembers a young patient who survived a chemical attack

8/13/2018
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In this narrative, Dr. Tony Bruno shares the story of a young patient he treated overseas during a humanitarian mission. Dr. Bruno is a family and emergency doctor in Calgary, Alberta, who works primarily as an international humanitarian physician. His Humanities Encounters article is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It is called "Yousef's story." To view the photo mentioned in the article or to read the article (subscription required):...

Duration:00:11:50

Encounters — A surgeon reflects on assisted dying after his father's death

7/16/2018
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In this narrative, Dr. Mike Gross shares the story of the death of his father and reflects on medically assisted dying in this context. Dr. Gross is an orthopedic surgeon at the QEII Health Sciences Centre and a professor at Dalhousie University School of Medicine in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His Humanities Encounters article is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It is titled "Not easy: a son reflects on assisted dying." Full article (subscription required):...

Duration:00:07:23

Encounters — An emergency physician heals his grief by helping others

7/9/2018
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In this narrative, Dr. Damon Dagnone shares how helping others with grief can be healing. Dr. Dagnone is an emergency physician at Kingston General Hospital and Associate Professor at Queen’s University School of Medicine in Kingston, Ontario. His Humanities Encounters article is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It is titled "Facing grief." Full article (subscription required): www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.180247 ----------------------------------- Subscribe to...

Duration:00:07:15

Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy: clinical practice guideline

7/9/2018
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In this podcast, Dr. Ainsley Moore discusses a clinical practice guideline on behalf of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. This guideline, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, reexamines the evidence behind a routine part of prenatal care: screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy. Dr. Ainsley Moore is a family physician and Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Full guideline article (open access):...

Duration:00:21:56

Care of older adults with dementia and their caregivers

7/3/2018
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In this interview, Dr. Dallas Seitz explains community-based approaches to identifying and supporting older adults with dementia and their caregivers. He summarizes the latest evidence from the literature. Dr. Dallas Seitz is a psychiatrist and health services researcher. He is also associate professor and Chair of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He co-authored a CMAJ article titled "Care of community-dwelling...

Duration:00:35:49

Fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

6/18/2018
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In this interview, Dr. Susy Hota and Dr. Susan Poutanen explain fecal microbiota transplantation as an effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. They also explain risk management and proper administration of the treatment, and how the medical field is starting to explore this treatment option for other diseases. Dr. Susy Hota is medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at the University Health Network in Toronto and assistant professor in the Department...

Duration:00:24:55

Hepatitis C virus management: clinical practice guideline

6/4/2018
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In this podcast, Dr. Hemant Shah and Dr. Jordan Feld discuss a clinical practice guideline from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver on the management of chronic hepatitis C. The guideline is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Dr. Hemant Shah is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Clinical Director at the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease. Dr. Jordan Feld is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and...

Duration:00:26:24

Encounters — A psychiatrist is reminded of her position of power

5/28/2018
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Dr. Beverly Goodwin, a community-based psychiatrist and former family physician in Smiths Falls and Carleton Place, Ontario, reads her article called "Stanley and me." In this narrative, Dr. Goodwin shares an encounter with a particular patient in her psychiatry clinic. This patient helped remind her of the power physicians can hold over their most vulnerable patients. Her Humanities Encounters article is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Full article (subscription...

Duration:00:08:03

Patient-oriented research: a home in CMAJ Open

5/22/2018
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In this podcast, Dr. Kirsten Patrick, deputy editor for the Canadian Medical Association Journal, discusses an editorial she co-authored on the topic of patient-oriented research. She is joined by her co-authors, Diane Aubin and Maryam Kebbe. Diane Aubin is an Associate Director with the Alberta Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research support unit and works at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Maryam Kebbe is completing her PhD in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of...

Duration:00:15:00

Failing women in psychiatry: examining a painful past

5/22/2018
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In this podcast, Mary Koziol and Dr. Andrea Tone discuss the modern history of psychiatric treatments for women. This historical lens provides a unique viewpoint to analyze gender bias in medicine. Mary Koziol is a fourth-year medical student at McGill University. She will be starting her residency in family medicine at the University of British Columbia in July. Andrea Tone is a Professor of History in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University and holds a Canada...

Duration:00:35:44

Research among Indigenous Peoples

5/22/2018
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In this podcast, Dr. Stacey Marjerrison and Dr. Chelsea Gabel discuss health research involving Indigenous Peoples. They explore opportunities for collaboration that move away from the traditionally Western-centric approach. Dr. Stacey Marjerrison is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at the McMaster Children’s Hospital, as well as Assistant Clinical Professor, and non-Indigenous researcher in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University. Dr. Chelsea Gabel is Métis from Rivers,...

Duration:00:32:49

Screening for impaired vision: clinical practice guideline

5/14/2018
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In this podcast, Dr. Brenda Wilson discusses the new guideline on screening for impaired vision in community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older in primary care settings. The guideline is authored by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care and is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Dr. Brenda Wilson is a professor of Community Health and Humanities at Memorial University of Newfoundland and a member of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Full...

Duration:00:17:20

Encounters — Perspectives on terminal cancer and what matters at the end of life

4/16/2018
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In this audio reading, we hear the perspectives of a patient, the spouse of another patient, and the oncologist who cared for both patients. They share their thoughts on terminal cancer, doctor-patient communication, and what changes when you know the end is near. The article, titled "What really matters at the end: perspectives from a patient, a family member and an oncologist," was written by Penny Nelson, Rachel Koven and Dr. Christopher Booth (Department of Oncology, Queen’s...

Duration:00:12:58

Premature atherosclerosis in patients with chronic rheumatic diseases

4/6/2018
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In this podcast, Dr. Alexandra Legge discusses a review article she co-authored on managing premature atherosclerosis in patients with chronic rheumatic inflammatory diseases. Cardiovascular disease is underrecognized and undertreated in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. Dr. Alex Legge is an Internal Medicine resident at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is enrolled in the Clinician-Investigator Program and co-wrote the review article with Dr. John Hanly,...

Duration:00:12:31

Encounters — A new parent turns to graphic medicine to help sort her thoughts

3/26/2018
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Sylvia Nickerson, an artist in Hamilton, Ontario, reads her article called "Seeking graphic medicine narratives." In the article, Dr. Nickerson explains how graphic medicine can probe the emotional, moral and human aspects of medicine. Her Humanities Encounters article is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Full article (subscription required): www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.171318 To submit a graphic medicine narrative to the Canadian Medical Association Journal:...

Duration:00:05:57

Sugar-sweetened drinks as the new tobacco: examining potential harms of a sugar tax

3/19/2018
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In this podcast, Prof. Natalie Riediger and Prof. Andrea Bombak discuss their analysis article published in the CMAJ that looks at a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages through a social justice lens. A sugar tax could have unintended detrimental effects for certain vulnerable populations if not implemented properly. Dr. Riediger is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences and Ongomiizwin Research at the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing at the...

Duration:00:29:38

Encounters — A Métis medical resident ponders his identity

3/17/2018
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Dr. Ryan Giroux, a resident in pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, reads his article called "Bannock as medicine." In the article, Dr. Giroux shares how an encounter with a First Nations patient allowed him to ponder his own identity as a Métis physician. His Humanities Encounters article is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Full article (subscription required): www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.170875 -----------------------------------...

Duration:00:05:32

Encounters — A pediatric emergency physician struggles to make sense of a child's death

3/12/2018
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Dr. Samina Ali, a pediatric emergency physician in Edmonton, Alberta, reads her article called "A note to Aaron." In the article, Dr. Ali shares the story of one particular child, Aaron Fortier. The story is true. Her Humanities Encounters article is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Full article (subscription required): www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.171182 ----------------------------------- Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play,...

Duration:00:06:44

Managing opioid use disorder: a national clinical practice guideline

3/4/2018
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In this podcast, Dr. Evan Wood and Dr. Keith Ahamad discuss the new guideline on management of opioid use disorder published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Dr. Wood and Dr. Ahamad are two specialists who work in the thick of the opioid crisis. They are also two of the authors of the guideline. They discuss the recommendations on how to treat opioid addiction and they offer insight into systemic issues at play. Here is the timing of the questions they discuss: 2:43 What is the...

Duration:00:49:58

Encounters — A gay medical student struggles with internalized homophobia

2/26/2018
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Koray Demir reads his article called "In the closet, again." In the article, Mr. Demir shares his struggles with internalized homophobia which surface while working with a patient dying of AIDS. Mr. Demir is part of the McGill Medical School graduating class of 2018. His Humanities Encounters article is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Full article (subscription required): www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.171016 ----------------------------------- Subscribe to CMAJ...

Duration:00:06:24