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 Navigate Pandemic Stress with Your Family, Your Partner and Yourself.
Here's the panel discussion from our incredible Stress Management Conference back in Sept 2020.
The full conference can be purchased for $9.99 at solvinghealthcare.ca/shop
Managing a household while working from home, juggling children’s activities and learning curriculums, and adapting to the major changes that have occurred over the past six months has been mentally, emotionally and physically taxing on so many people. During these stressful and uncertain times, it is vital to build resilience for yourself and your loved ones.
In this seminar, clinical psychologists Dr. Tracy Dalgleish C. Psych., Michelle Sorensen M.Ed and Dr. Adrienne Matheson C. Psych shared their expertise on how to manage stress and build resilience for individuals, couples, children, and families. This event featured three presentations, a dynamic panel discussion with the experts, and a live, interactive Question + Answer session.
Meet The Panelists
Dr. Adrienne Matheson Ph.D., C.Psych
Dr. Matheson is a Licensed Psychologist practicing in Ottawa, ON, who works with children, teens, parents and families that are struggling with a wide range of challenges including anxiety, aggression, bullying, trauma, separation/divorce, ADHD, self-harm, OCD, sleep, feeding and sensory regulation challenges. In addition, Dr. Matheson provides support to families that are going through divorce and separation by providing information, support and consultation. Further, Dr. Matheson conducts Custody and Access Assessments for the courts.
Dr. Matheson earned a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Carleton University (2009) and a Masters in Counselling from the University of Ottawa (2004).
Visit Dr. Matheson’s website: https://mathesonpsychology.com/
Dr. Tracy Dalgleish C.Psych
Dr. Tracy Dalgleish helps individuals and couples navigate the challenges we all face in our relationships and within ourselves to create a more meaningful life through therapy, wellness seminars, and her work outside of the therapy room.
For over 15 years, Dr. Dalgleish has provided direct clinical services as well as researching, writing, and speaking about relationships. She provides psychological assessments, diagnosis, and individual and couple therapy for a variety of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, postpartum difficulties, stress and burnout, and relationship difficulties.
Committed to making what she does more accessible, Dr. Dalgleish is the host of podcast ‘I’m Not Your Shrink’ where she dives deeper into clinical knowledge and research in a relatable and informal way. She also offers other e-learning if you prefer to learn on the go, including an e-course for busy women to help cultivate self-compassion and awareness and a membership site for women who want to strengthen their relationship.
A mother of two young children and owner of Integrated Wellness, a mental health clinic in Ottawa Ontario, she understands what it means to juggle the full load of being a mother and a professional woman.
Visit Dr. Dalgleish’s website: www.drtracyd.com
Michelle Sorensen M.Ed.
Michelle is a clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She founded Ottawa South Resiliency Clinic in 2018. Michelle employs the framework of cognitive behavioural therapy, integrated with mindfulness approaches, to help clients balance their thoughts, regulate their mood and change behaviour. Her view of resiliency is that although life does involve suffering and difficult challenges, resiliency is the psychological flexibility that enables us to face them and continue to grow.
Michelle combines her professional knowledge with her own personal challenges of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune issues during graduate school, and discovering the psychological tools to help her live
Patient Experience: Living with Cystic Fibrosis, with Jeremie Saunders
A real authentic conversation with the one and only Jeremie Saunders. The co-host of the Sickboy podcast, actor, Ted speaker is an incredible human being.
In this show we cover:
-Coming to terms with a terminal illness.
-Living with CF
-How telling his story has impacted the lives of so many.
-Using comedy as an outlet.
-How healing yoga and exercise has been in his life
Jeremie is an award-winning actor, producer, and host of popular Canadian media, including film, television, and podcasts. Living with a genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis, Jeremie is passionate about shifting the perspective and stigma around chronic illness and death. Using humour and frank, unfiltered discussions Jeremie speaks to living critically and passionately and making the most of the time we have left.
Sickboy podcast: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/434-sickboy
The Harms of Lockdowns, with Dr. Ari Joffe & Dr. Matt Strauss
With concerns of a third wave, we discuss the unintended consequences of lockdowns.
Dr. Ari Joffe is a Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care since 1995. His interests include long-term outcomes after PICU admissions, ethics, and multicenter RCTs.
Matt Strauss is the former medical director of the critical care unit at Guelph General Hospital, Canada. He is now an assistant professor of medicine at Queen’s University.
Critical Care Series: Using Cardiac Output Monitoring on Rapid Response Teams, with Dr. Daryl Jones
This is the first of our Critical Care Series Sponsored by Edwards LifeSciences.
In this episode, we discuss the use of non-invasive cardiac output monitoring to evaluate Rapid Response patients.
Findings were published here:
Rapid response team review of hemodynamically unstable ward patients: The accuracy of cardiac index assessment: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0883944118308852?via%3Dihub
Associate Professor Daryl Jones graduated from the University of
Melbourne in 1996 and trained at the Austin, Northern, Bendigo Base
and Alfred Hospitals in Australia, before being appointed as an Intensive
Care Specialist at Austin Health.
Daryl is also an adjunct research fellow at Monash University and an
adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He has
completed a doctor of medicine in aspects of the Rapid Response Team (RRT) at the Austin
Hospital since its introduction in 2000. The MD focused on the effects of RRT introduction on
the long-term incidence of cardiac arrests and deaths in hospital ward patients. It also
demonstrated a circadian variation of RRT activation and cardiac arrest detection suggesting
that detection of the deteriorating patient is much less frequent overnight.
He is now undertaking a PhD on the RRT that will assess the characteristics and outcomes of
patient who are reviewed by the RRT, and details of resource utilization of the MET in ICUequipped hospitals throughout Australia.
Daryl is an advisor to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in healthcare and has
a broader interest in the prediction, recognition and response to deteriorating hospitalised
The Future of Healthcare & Lessons From COVID, with Dr. Zayna Khayat
There remains a gap between knowing where things are heading in healthcare and having the courage to challenge the
current models. It’s predicted that there are six areas where healthcare may advance post COVID-19.
These areas include:
- With COVID-19 already leaving a great impact on many people’s mental health, the need for massive
“democratization of access” is essential. Options of embracing existing technologies, such as virtual meetings and
appointments, are a start in allowing better navigation of resources.
- Mental health navigation especially hits disproportionality to individuals that are marginalized and unable to afford
Incorporation of Equity and Access when designing policies
- There is a need to move away from just “good enough” options for access
- Examples like the COVID Alert App did not work for older phones, which is an access issue
- User experience will be vital as culturally sensitive solutions will need to be incorporated that take into account
individual’s cognitive levels when considering solutions
“Dephysicalization of healthcare”
- Healthcare can be delivered to the patient, instead of the patient going to the care
- Digital therapeutics (3D printing) such as telepills, software replacing humans, chemotherapy from home
- Spending large amount of time in the hospital does not always lead to greater benefits for the patient, hence
having the option to stay home and receive care is a better option
- Homspital – Cornerstone medical home care which allows care from patient’s home through accessible nurses
that can attend to patients inquiries
- Patients feel reassured that the option to speak to a healthcare professional overnight is there – promoting
- Companies like Amazon Care and Dispatch health are offering at home ER services already “moving health to
Nursing Home Challenges
- With the current reports from the nursing homes, the future of healthcare will be to finally tackle the challenges
and make impactful changes
Workforce of Healthcare
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Six directions healthcare is headed post COVID-19
- The “essential” economy will come out and a greater appreciation for healthcare
workers such as PSWs will emerge
- Essential worker jobs will become more attractive and truly more valued
- Greater attention will be placed on burnout
Bio From https://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/FacultyAndResearch/Faculty/FacultyBios/KhayatZ
Zayna Khayat is Future Strategist with SE Health (formerly, Saint Elizabeth Health Care) a health and social impact enterprise with a major focus on creating a better future for aging adults in their homes and communities. Zayna is Faculty of Singularity University’ Exponential Medicine stream, and is adjunct faculty in the Health Sector Strategy stream at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Dr. Khayat was previously the lead of health system innovation at MaRS Discovery District, a health innovation hub in Toronto, Canada. In 2017 she was seconded to the REshape Innovation Centre at Radboud university medical centre in the Netherlands. Zayna completed her Ph.D. in diabetes research from the University of Toronto (2001), followed by a career in strategy consulting, including as a Principal in the healthcare practice of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). She currently resides in Toronto with her husband and three children and is proficient in French and Arabic languages.
Will We See a 3rd Wave, Vaccines, School Closures, Is Normal Life on The Horizon & more, with Dr. Monica Gandhi
Dr. Monica Gandhi MD, MPH is an American physician and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Today we talk about why we are likely to miss a 3rd wave, how we are sacrificing children's future through school closures, vaccine efficacy & rollout, fomite transmission, variants and more.
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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!
Changed My Thinking On COVID
I have learned more about Covid, and gained more insights into societal responses to it, through Dr. K's three most recent episodes on the subject, than I did through nine months glued to CBC and CNN. Dr. K's guests are practising medical experts, driven by data, and not by politics. But what makes this podcast so outstanding is the generosity of spirit of the host. It is not always easy or comfortable to talk about Covid (and all the other health care issues this pod addresses) . So much of the time we worry about being judged or shamed for our views. But this podcast creates a genuinely safe-space, while also digging deep into the hard evidence. As a fellow resident of Ottawa, I am delighted to have such a smart and empowering podcast coming out of my community.