Solving Healthcare is a podcast series launched in September 2019 by the Resource Optimization Network. Led by Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, a palliative care & intensive care doctor based in Ottawa, these podcasts will feature interviews and discussions on the topic of improving healthcare delivery in Canada. Underpinned by the values of cost-effectiveness, dignity, and justice, these podcasts will challenge the status quo, leaving no stone unturned as we explore gaps, assumptions, and different perspectives in the pursuit of finding solutions to problems in Canada’s healthcare system
Note, views expressed belong to the host only.
Minicast: Everyday Heroes Kids, Breaking Barriers, with Tammany Petrie
Tammany is an innovator.
You'll love her story. You'll love how she's breaking barriers so families can provide the best care for their kids.
From Tammany's LinkedIn:
Everyday Heroes Kids & Teens is a pediatric platform to connect families with pediatric professionals and organizations/technologies in the areas of health, mental health and education in order to save time, money and stress and encourage earlier intervention for better outcomes. We connect parents/caregivers to the support they are looking for in one simple search and also the services and resources they didn’t know existed! Profiles on EHKidsHealth are comprehensive and enable informed decisions at a time it matters most. Www.ehkidshealth.com -
Please join us on our mission of Building connections and improving lives.
Entrepreneur, inventor of Children's products that serve a gap in the marketplace. My products have been seen on The Today Show, The View, Entertainment Tonight, The Marilyn Dennis Show, in Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, Today's Parent - have worked with corporations such as Disney, Major League Baseball and Amazon - mother of two amazing boys, Sick Kids mom/Parent Mentor Volunteer and an advocate for the early detection of infant hearing loss.
Livecast: Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with Michelle Sorensen
One of the key components of our wellness program, solvingwellness.com is stress management. In this amazing livecast, Michelle Sorensen introduces us to why CBT is so effective.
Michelle has been registered with the Ontario College of Psychologists since 2006, first as a Psychological Associate and now as a Psychologist. Michelle is also a member of the Ontario Psychological Association. in 2018 she founded Ottawa South Resiliency Clinic.
She completed her Bachelor or Arts, Honours with first-class standing in 1997 at Queen's University, and then graduated from her Master in Counselling Psychology at OISE at the University of Toronto in 2000.
She has been in private practice since 2002, initially under the supervision of other psychologists and then practising autonomously since her registration with the College of Psychologists.
Michelle started her career in Toronto, with varied experience working at women’s shelters, Kids Help Phone, an Employee Assistance Program and then in private practice. She has been practising in Ottawa since 2007.
See Michelle's clinic at http://www.ottawasouthresiliencyclinic.com/
She is passionate about her work but makes time for other interests, including yoga, reading, time in the outdoors with her family, and travel
Minicast: Suicide Risk Post ICU, with Dr. Shannon Fernando
The focus on mental health research has gained momentum in recent years, and because mental illnesses may lead to
death by suicide, this is a public health concern which is prevalent in ICU patients.
Dr. Fernando discusses research findings on ICU patients and their risk of suicides. Currently, there is a strong
association between physical restraints and psychiatric morbidity among patients that were admitted to the ICU. These
patients experience weakness, exercise intolerance, financial difficulties as well as PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Dr. Fernando’s team investigated the risk of suicide in patients who survived hospitalization without ICU and patients who
survived ICU admission. Their research found that the risk was overall higher in patients who were admitted to the ICU.
Specifically, they also looked at the prognostic factors for death by suicide in these patients and found the following:
- Patients who were admitted at a younger age
- Patients with pre-existing history of mental health diagnosis
- Patients who received extreme interventions and measures of life support
If these three factors mentioned are present in patients admitted to the ICU, then these patients would be at the highest
risk of self-harm and death by suicide.
Future directions should then include seeing if current interventions which help mitigate harm are helpful. We should bring
awareness and attention to patients that demonstrate mentioned prognostic factors. Finally, appropriate screening and
follow-ups should be conducted to ensure that the right support-networks are being offered to patients.
COVID-19: Are Schools Safe? With Dr. Tracy Hoeg
This is an incredibly informative episode.
There have been numerous questions about the safety of schools.
Dr. Tracy Hoeg is a physician and epidemiologist that co-authored a project looking at COVID-19 transmission in schools. See links below.
In this episode we cover:
-Despite high community transmission, why schools do not appear to be a major source of spread.
-Concerns with virtual learning.
-How we can protect our kids.
-Are extracurricular activities dangerous?
COVID-19 Cases and Transmission in 17 K–12 Schools — Wood County, Wisconsin, August 31–November 29, 2020
Biography from https://www.norcalorthoassociates.com/team/hoeg.php
Tracy Beth Høeg, MD, PhD, is a native of Wisconsin and a Danish-American double citizen. She received her BA in French and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received her MD degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Following Transitional Year Internship at Gundersen Lutheran in Wisconsin, she and her husband moved to Denmark for seven years, where she worked in Ophthalmology and received her PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from University of Copenhagen. She then completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UC Davis, where she was Chief Resident, followed by a fellowship in Interventional Sports, Spine and Regenerative Medicine in Napa, California.
Dr. Høeg is highly qualified to treat disorders and injuries of musculoskeletal system such as tendon, joint, cartilage and bone as well as disorders of the spine which can cause neck, back and sciatica pain. Additionally, she is highly qualified to diagnose conditions of the peripheral nervous system and musculoskeletal system using EMG/NCS and diagnostic ultrasound.
Dr. Høeg has a special interest in harnessing the body’s ability to heal itself through exercise and movement as well as by stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself through orthobiologic medicine such as platelet rich plasma, proliferative therapy such as dextrose as well as bone marrow aspirate concentrate.
She is an avid runner, has run on the American Team in the World Championships in Ultramarathon running and on the Danish team in the World Championships in Mountain Running. She has led a number of research studies and is part of ongoing research with Stanford at the Western States 100 Mile Run. She works as a scientific journalist for Ultrarunning Magazine as well as a peer-reviewer for numerous scientific journals. She continues to teach as Voluntary Assistant Professor at UC Davis and is married to Rasmus, an assistant professor of Hematology at UC Davis. They have four children: Natali, Andreas, Christian and Mattias.
Her hobbies include running, cycling, swimming, playing soccer, photography, journalism and music.
Building Compassionate Communities & How They Save Lives with, Dr. Julian Abel
This episode is spectacular!
We talk with palliative care physician, podcaster, author, TEDx speaker, Dr. Julian Abel.
In this episode, we focus on how compassion can be healing. How it can bring communities together. How it can save lives. His story on how we can build compassionate communities will leave you inspired.
Dr. Julian Abel spent his clinical life as a palliative care specialist doctor. He has developed a special interest in compassionate communities, initially as part of supporting people undergoing experiences of death, dying, loss and caregiving. Over the last 4 years, he has worked with Frome Medical Practice applying the compassionate community approach to healthcare in general, with some startling results. He is Director of Compassionate Communities UK, a charity which aims to share the lessons learnt in both palliative care and primary care more broadly.
Livecast: COVID-19Vaccine Q & A, with Drs. Barrett, Saxinger, Chagla & Chakrabarti
There has been so much misinformation with COVID vaccines, we decided to put an all-star panel of infectious disease physicians together to answer many of your vaccine questions.
Here's some of what we cover:
-How do the vaccines work?
-What does efficacy mean?
-Should I take it if I'm pregnant?
-Is waiting 4 months between doses safe?
-When can I hug my grandkids?
Informative. Every pod episode
Check out the episode with Dr Matt Strauss about lockdowns.
This podcast is amazing!
Inspiring, positive, smart, realistic, fun and interesting. Fantastic host, awesome guests. Highly recommend. Love all the episodes about the pandemic most especially. Creative, data driven solutions. Yes!
Important podcast with great info
A client of mine told me about this podcast and I will be sure to pass it on! I believe that the information talked about is so useful to help our society and begin healing old wounds and perspectives. Thank you!