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Dr. Brian Goldman covers the business and culture of medicine from his side of the gurney. On 'White Coat, Black Art', he takes listeners past medical bluff and bluster and shows what really goes on at hospitals and clinics.

Dr. Brian Goldman covers the business and culture of medicine from his side of the gurney. On 'White Coat, Black Art', he takes listeners past medical bluff and bluster and shows what really goes on at hospitals and clinics.
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Toronto, ON

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CBC

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Dr. Brian Goldman covers the business and culture of medicine from his side of the gurney. On 'White Coat, Black Art', he takes listeners past medical bluff and bluster and shows what really goes on at hospitals and clinics.

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English

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Dr. Brian Goldman White Coat, Black Art, CBC Radio P.O. Box 500, Station " A", Toronto, Ont., M5W1E6 1-866-648-6714


Episodes

Why more needs to be done in end-of-life care for adult patients with complex needs

12/7/2018
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Tristan Lederman, 34, spent his final months in pain and distress before he died. His parents say he got inadequate palliative care from his doctors. One expert says gaps in both the health-care and educational systems have left doctors unprepared to help adult patients with complex needs have best death that they can.

Duration:00:26:50

Poet, peer support worker and advocate: How Amy Willans remade her life after a mental illness diagnosis

11/30/2018
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Amy Willans was a driven nursing student and champion figure skater in 1996 when she became depressed and began to experience paranoid thoughts. She would eventually be hospitalized and diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Now a published poet and an acclaimed peer support worker, she talks to Dr. Goldman about living with mental illness and her journey to recovery.

Duration:00:26:51

Early therapy is best after a stroke, but many rural Canadians are missing out

11/23/2018
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Dr. Brian Goldman speaks to Linda Windross from Castor, Alberta about her husband's frustrating wait for stroke rehabilitation. Dr. Anita Mountain of Dalhousie University in Halifax and Heart and Stroke's Patrice Lindsay tell Dr. Goldman that the good news is more patients are surviving strokes, but the bad news, we "haven't got a system built for that many survivors."

Duration:00:27:14

Dr Burnout

11/16/2018
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Dr Shelly Dev shares her story of burnout.

Duration:00:27:13

Prescription for loneliness

11/9/2018
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White Coat Black Art looks at ways of dealing with loneliness in seniors. We visit roommates Cara Duncan, 23 and Lesly Adamson, 92. Dr. Mayur Lakhani, a family doctor and president of Britain's Royal College of General Practitioners, talks about the social prescribing expert in his office who guides his patients to local community activities. Dr. Helen Kingston, another U.K. doctor, tells Brian about the Compassionate Frome Project, a plan to treat lonely patients in her hometown of Frome.

Duration:00:27:09

The dissident doctor who put women and children first

11/2/2018
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You may not know Dr. Michael Klein's name, but if you've had a child in the past 30 years, he may have played a key role in how that baby came into the world. Klein was a pioneer in pushing the medical system to put the needs of mothers and babies first -- including exposing the fact that the episiotomy, a once-routine procedure performed on mothers giving birth was doing more harm than good. Brian speaks to him about his new memoir: Dissident Doctor: Catching Babies and Challenging the...

Duration:00:27:09

Why every cancer patient in Canada deserves a cancer coach

10/26/2018
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Dr Brian Goldman heads to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation to learn about an emerging health care profession: cancer coaches.

Duration:00:27:05

Women with disabilities have sex. So why are their sexual health needs often ignored?

10/19/2018
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Doctors need to see people with disabilities as sexual beings.

Duration:00:27:05

The cannabis question show

10/12/2018
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Recorded at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, scientists and physicians from the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research tackle questions ranging from whether it's safe to drive after using cannabis, the dangers of second-hand pot smoke to how long the drug stays in your system, and how it interacts with other drugs - and much more.

Duration:00:27:05

Of Monsters and Medicine

10/5/2018
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This week: The surprising intersection between the worlds of medicine and monsters

Duration:00:27:12

What families can learn from Wettlaufer inquiry into nursing home care

9/28/2018
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'Provide good quality care, not just any care,' nursing home advocate says of Wettlaufer inquiry lessons

Duration:00:27:11

How Alan Alda went from playing a doctor on TV to teaching doctors about empathy

9/21/2018
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Alan Alda is best known for his 11 seasons on MASH but he's also forged a second career as an expert in communication. He tells Dr. Brian Goldman it began with hosting Scientific American on PBS, where he talked to some of the world's smartest people and helped them get their ideas across. About a decdade ago the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science was established. It's trained more than 13,000 doctors and health professionals, using improvisation as a key tool. Alda also talks about...

Duration:00:27:10

The hidden dangers of dense breasts

9/14/2018
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More than 40 per cent of Canadian women have dense breasts that increase the risk of breast cancer and render many of those cancers invisible on a mammogram. It's a surprisingly common problem that experts say should be getting much more public attention.

Duration:00:27:09

Planet Youth: How Iceland turned around a crisis in teen drinking

9/7/2018
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Dr. Brian Goldman travels to Iceland to find out how they turned around a culture of binge-drinking among youth, and discovers what we can learn from their incredible public health turnaround, just as Canada prepares to legalize cannabis.

Duration:00:26:53

How safe is your medical device? Even regulators may not really know (Encore)

7/11/2018
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Could your hip replacement hurt you? Journalist Jeanne Lenzer explores the medical device industry in her book, The Danger Within Us.

Duration:00:27:04

Crisis of Care: A town hall meeting for families and their disabled children who are aging out of the system

7/6/2018
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On June 12, White Coat, Black Art hosted a town hall meeting on 'aging out' at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Parents, caregivers gathered to talk about the crisis of care they face when children with disabilities and complex needs 'age out' of the pediatric system that has supported them for their entire lives.

Duration:00:54:26

Seniors tell Dr. Brian Goldman what it's really like to live in long-term care (Encore)

7/5/2018
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Sharron Cooke and Devora Greenspon speak frankly about life in long-term residential care, from the loss of freedom to advocating for those who can't do it themselves.

Duration:00:27:05

She hid it for years, but now this doctor is talking about her own disability

6/28/2018
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Dr Paige Church, developmental paediatrician talks about her life as a doctor with spina bifida.

Duration:00:27:28

Season Finale: #Metoo in Medicine Part 2, reaction to our town hall and a follow up our first story of the season

6/22/2018
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This week: A follow to our #metoo in medicine show - A senior MD goes on the record about her experience being sexually harassed by a mentor, and details what she and others are doing to change the culture that allows for abuse. Reaction to our our Crisis of Care town hall event and we follow up on our first story of the season, about a woman who got treated for 'food addiction' alongside people who are addicted to alcohol and cocaine.

Duration:00:27:28

Crisis of Care: A town hall meeting for families and their disabled children who are aging out of the system

6/15/2018
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On June 12, White Coat, Black Art hosted a town hall meeting on 'aging out' at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Parents, caregivers gathered to talk about the crisis of care they face when children with disabilities and complex needs 'age out' of the pediatric system that has supported them for their entire lives.

Duration:00:54:56