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.
How To Make A Difference In Marginalized Communities, with Duane Casares
In this episode, we sit with the Chief Executive Officer at Directions for Youth & Families, Duane Casares. Duane has been a leader in advancing trauma-informed care and he joins us today to discuss youth and marginalized communities, healthy activity, mental health issues within communities, addressing trauma, community restoration, non-profit organizations and more!
COVID-19: Light at The End of The Tunnel, with Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti
In this episode, we welcome back Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti to talk about the 6th wave we are experiencing, The effect of treatment now vs then, how initial strategies have worked since the first wave, mandates & restrictions, booster shots, and more.
COVID-19: Lessons From An ICU Doc (Solocast)
In this episode, Dr. K gives us some insight into the current state of the pandemic, how our return to normal is going, the impact of our healthcare providers, the effect of Omicron on the pandemic, future variants, messaging from the professionals, steps to make it through the pandemic, and more!
Preventing Sudden Death Through His Amazing Advocacy, with Adam Hoerdt
In this episode, we sit with Adam Hoerdt to speak about how he is raising awareness for ARVC, an inherited disease of the heart muscle that can cause cardiac arrest at any time. Adam speaks with us about his experience with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, or ARVC, the loss of his wife, and how it has affected his life and members of his family.
COVID-19: Mental Health Recovery for Kids & Parents, with Dr. Beverly Walpole
In this episode, we are joined by child psychologist Dr. Beverly Walpole, founder and director of arbutus psychology. Dr. Beverly also works with children and families to provide support for OCD, tic disorders and emotion regulation difficulties. Today we cover a range of topics from, identifying signs of anxiety in your children, self-care, what parents can do to de-stress, and more!
Dr. Beverly Walpole, C. Psych. (she/her)
Dr. Beverly is the founder and director of arbutus psychology. She is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (License # 6672). Dr. Beverly is licensed to work with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of health and clinical psychology.
Dr. Beverly embraces a holistic approach to treatment that recognizes the important connection between mind and body. She employs various evidence-based treatments to guide intervention and support individuals in the promotion of mental health and wellness, including: mindfulness, interpersonal processing, motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Beverly has received specialized training and has expertise in treating ANXIETY in children and adults (e.g., generalized anxiety, specific fears, social anxiety, health/medically related anxiety, etc.). Dr. Beverly also works with children and families to provide support for OCD, tic disorders and emotion regulation difficulties.
Bio from https://arbutuspsychology.com/our-team
Dr. Beverly's therapeutic style is engaging, authentic and warm. She offers clients genuine positive regard so they know they are being heard. Clients are encouraged to be active collaborators in the therapeutic process with the intention of building insight, deeper self-awareness and noticeable improvements in mental and physical wellbeing.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Beverly also conducts sessional teaching at the University of Guelph. She provides supervision to psychology students in their final stages of PhD work and enjoys supporting students in their development of proficiency in delivering evidence-based treatments. She has also provided engaging and comprehensive training in Motivational Interviewing through workshops, and consultation to organizations including Hamilton Health Services.
Dr. Beverly completed both her Masters (2008) and Doctorate degrees (2013) in Clinical-Developmental Psychology at the University of Guelph. She trained at the Toronto Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and she completed her external residency at Eastern Health in St. John's Newfoundland. She worked for several years in the medical psychology program at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver before moving back to Guelph and founding arbutus psychology!
COVID-19: Recovering from Traumatic Stress and Rebuilding Connections, with Michelle Sorensen
Today we welcome back to the podcast, Dr. Michelle Sorensen, registered clinical psychologist, and founder of the Resiliency Clinic to talk about rebuilding after the pandemic and connecting again with others, the trauma that we've seen, tools for re-regulating our systems, mental health, social media, children's education and more!
Very down to earth and realistic. Finally a voice in the middle, with common sense and a look the larger picture.
This is a Palliative Care Dr who believes he is an expert in all areas of medicine. Beware the person who claims to have all the answers.
The information in these podcasts is EPIC!!!! There is so much incredible knowledge that is shared and unpacked…and it’s not to say it’s one size fits all, but to think about and apply it to our every day lives. These podcasts have changed how I view my own health and how I can make change to improve my health.