15 episodes

About Empathy is a healthCARE podcast that focuses on patient, caregiver and healthcare provider stories. We believe these stories of hope, struggle, love and grief can help inspire compassion and humanism. Podcast guests discuss their personal stories, while the hosts reflect on those stories to help enable and support empathic interactions in the healthcare community.

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About Empathy is a healthCARE podcast that focuses on patient, caregiver and healthcare provider stories. We believe these stories of hope, struggle, love and grief can help inspire compassion and humanism. Podcast guests discuss their personal stories, while the hosts reflect on those stories to help enable and support empathic interactions in the healthcare community.

    Episode 6: Understanding Children's Grief

    Episode 6: Understanding Children's Grief

    Andrea Warnick is a registered psychotherapist and educator on the topic in children. Recognizing that grief looks different in children and that it’s important for the healthy development of a child, Andrea puts an amazing amount of empathy and compassion at the forefront of her work with children and their families. The hosts Dori, Irene and Giovanna highlight the lessons of honesty and the use of language in their debrief.

    • 24 min
    Episode 5: Approaching Empathy on a Systems Level

    Episode 5: Approaching Empathy on a Systems Level

    What can be done to encourage and foster empathic interactions in the health care system? Dr. Lawrence Loh is the associate medical officer at Peel Public Health. Dr. Loh shares how advocating for system wide change can help create space for empathy. He describes empathy in public health as learning the stories behind the data to protect, promote and optimize the health of a diverse community.

    • 29 min
    Episode 4: Getting Personal

    Episode 4: Getting Personal

    Doctors Giovanna, Dori and Irene share stories from their personal lives. The hosts reflect on how relationships and health care events in their families have impacted their interactions with patients. The intersection of personal and professional lives is discussed.

    • 25 min
    Episode 3: Medical Assistance In Dying - Part 2 A Patient's Story

    Episode 3: Medical Assistance In Dying - Part 2 A Patient's Story

    Kim Martyn shares her patient story of living with cancer. Kim talks about what led her to apply for MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying). She shares how she has included her daughters in her decision and the difficulty of choosing a date for MAID.

    • 22 min
    Episode 2: Medical Assistance In Dying - Part 1 Physician's Experience

    Episode 2: Medical Assistance In Dying - Part 1 Physician's Experience

    Doctors Amy Nolen and Debbie Selby share their experience as providers of MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying). In 2016, Canada passed a law that decriminalizes medically assisted deaths despite controversy among the health care community and Canadian population. The doctors discuss the difficulties in navigating the patients requests and legalities. Drs Amy and Debbie describe how MAID deaths can look and feel different for family and friends.

    • 33 min
    Episode 1: A New Normal? Reflections On Life With Cancer

    Episode 1: A New Normal? Reflections On Life With Cancer

    When Gill Deacon was diagnosed with cancer for the second time, she was the host of CBC Radio’s Here and Now and had gained a dedicated daily audience. Open heartedly she shares her experience living through cancer both personally and publicly. Gill has named the post-treatment phase of cancer “the reckoning”, recognizing that this period was intense and unfamiliar.

    The new rhythm of life is not an easy adjustment for cancer survivors. The hosts debrief about managing patient’s expectations beyond the schedule of cancer treatments. Giovanna, Irene and Dori reflect on the importance of follow-up with patients during this vulnerable period. 

    • 26 min

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Such important insight

An amazing idea to share such powerful and important stories. Thank you for putting this together. Looking forward to more releases.

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