69 episodes

This podcast can help anyone dealing with serious illness. Over the years, we have cared for and interviewed thousands of patients and families who tell us they felt overwhelmed and ‘in the dark’ during their illness journey. Yet we sometimes heard stories where individuals felt prepared, in control and ‘in the know.’ What was the difference between these experiences? The answer is the 7 keys. Join your hosts Dr. Samantha Winemaker, palliative care doctor, and Dr. Hsien Seow, health care researcher, as they share real-life stories to explain the 7 keys to being hopeful and prepared when facing serious illness.

For more information visit: waitingroomrevolution.com

Our theme song is Maypole by Ketsa.

The Waiting Room Revolution Hsien Seow and Samantha Winemaker

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 98 Ratings

This podcast can help anyone dealing with serious illness. Over the years, we have cared for and interviewed thousands of patients and families who tell us they felt overwhelmed and ‘in the dark’ during their illness journey. Yet we sometimes heard stories where individuals felt prepared, in control and ‘in the know.’ What was the difference between these experiences? The answer is the 7 keys. Join your hosts Dr. Samantha Winemaker, palliative care doctor, and Dr. Hsien Seow, health care researcher, as they share real-life stories to explain the 7 keys to being hopeful and prepared when facing serious illness.

For more information visit: waitingroomrevolution.com

Our theme song is Maypole by Ketsa.

    S5: Episode 59: Dr. Catherine Demers

    S5: Episode 59: Dr. Catherine Demers

    This episode features our interview with Dr. Catherine Demers. Dr. Demers is a cardiologist, researcher and professor of medicine at McMaster University. We chat about what a roadmap for heart failure looks like and what to expect along the various stages from early, middle, late and end of life.
    For more information visit: waitingroomrevolution.com
    Our theme song is Maypole by Ketsa and is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
     
     

    • 44 min
    S5: Episode 58: Dr. Elissa Campbell

    S5: Episode 58: Dr. Elissa Campbell

    This episode features our interview with Dr. Elissa Campbell. Dr. Campbell is a geriatrician and palliative care physician and President of Palliative Care Western Australia. We chat about several hot topics related to improving care for those facing serious illness from her perspective practicing in Western Australia.
     
    For more information visit: waitingroomrevolution.com
    Our theme song is Maypole by Ketsa and is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    • 47 min
    S5: Episode 57: Dr. Harvey Chochinov

    S5: Episode 57: Dr. Harvey Chochinov

    This episode features our interview with Dr. Harvey Chochinov. Dr. Chochinov is a distinguished professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and the creator of dignity therapy. We chat about what dignity therapy is, how it's applicable, not just to dying patients, but to getting the best care possible, and we chat about his new book which is available now.
    For more information visit: waitingroomrevolution.com
    Our theme song is Maypole by Ketsa and is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    • 48 min
    S5: Episode 56: Stephanie (Season 1 Update)

    S5: Episode 56: Stephanie (Season 1 Update)

    This episode features an updated conversation with Stephanie, who we met on episode 10 of Season 1. Stephanie was caring for her mother at the time, had discovered our podcast and was using our keys to try to change her experience. Her mom died earlier this year and we are reconnecting now to see how the journey went.
    For more information visit: waitingroomrevolution.com
    Our theme song is Maypole by Ketsa and is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    • 42 min
    S5: Episode 55: Dr. Rosalyn Juergens

    S5: Episode 55: Dr. Rosalyn Juergens

    This episode features our interview with Dr. Rosalyn Juergens. Dr. Juergens is a medical oncologist and head of the department of Clinical Trials at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. We chat with her and previous guest Dr. Erin Gallagher about zooming out with your patients when they have lung cancer and we get some insight into how Rosalyn communicates with her patients to provide great care throughout the entire journey.
     
    For more information visit: waitingroomrevolution.com
    Our theme song is Maypole by Ketsa and is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    • 44 min
    S5: Episode 54: Nurse Penny

    S5: Episode 54: Nurse Penny

    This episode features our interview with TikTok star, influencer and hospice nurse, Penny Hawkins aka Nurse Penny. Penny shares stories and advice encouraging everyone to have open conversations about death and end of life. We chat about her experiences working in hospice, how using social media as a platform can help normalize death and her thoughts about how to spread the message about the benefits of early palliative care.
     
    For more information visit: waitingroomrevolution.com
    Our theme song is Maypole by Ketsa and is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

WinglessGirl ,

Thank you

I work in the hospice community. I think it is so important what you are doing. This society is death phobic and grief illiterate. It’s so upsetting because it is costing lives and quality to end of lives. I have seen it through friends of friends and with the people I work with. I wish so much everyone could have an end of life doula. It makes me frustrated how health care treats life limiting conditions. I live in Ontario and I wish so much people were talking about home care and how it has suffered since pandemic. And how there isn’t enough healthcare providers to meet everyone’s needs. Thank you for starting the conversation that we need. Keep screaming and gathering resources, what you are doing is helping so many people have better end of life.

Haven2017 ,

Amazing - compassionate and informative

I was 30 when my mother passed from cancer in hospice care - and it was the best experience for her and our family. We were learning by experience and it took years to wrap our heads’ around her passing. Beautiful interviews and such wonderful conversations!! I too have become so impassioned about sharing what death and dying are really like. Thank you for your candid and meaningful discussions Hsien and Sammy!

Jack477418414147148414 ,

Excellent. Practical and useful lessons for patient and caregiver!

I binged the first season of this in a week. It was so practical and easy to listen to despite the challenging subject matter. I lost a spouse over 10 years ago to pancreatic cancer and had an amazing team to support me- so many of the helpful hints I picked up over that long journey with cancer are embedded into this podcast. Well done Hsien and Sammy!!

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