CBC Radio's Dr. Brian Goldman takes listeners through the swinging doors of hospitals and doctors' offices, behind the curtain where the gurney lies.
The vaccine whisperer
Dr. Brian Goldman takes us to Sherbrooke, Quebec where a unique program aimed at new parents is reducing levels of hesitancy around childhood inoculations and increasing the rate of vaccination. The initiative, called PromoVac, was created by Dr. Arnaud Gagneur. After losing a newborn patient in France to meningitis because the mother was not aware that a vaccine was available, he set out to raise awareness and address concerns parents had about vaccines.
SPECIAL| Prescription for Resilience: Coping with Covid - Stories of Loss
Almost a year into the pandemic Canadians are still coming to terms with what they have lost, whether it’s the loss of loved ones or the life we had before the pandemic. This week White Coat, Black Art explores the stories of Canadians who have found ways to be resilient in light of that loss. In the final installment of the special series “Prescription for Resilience: Coping with Covid,” we feature stories that will lift you up and make you recognise the inner strength that we all have.
RJ's Story - Eating disorders, kids & COVID-19
RJ was an average teen who loved playing hockey, football and basketball. Then the pandemic changed everything. All of RJ's sports stopped, so he started exercising and began dieting on his own. An eating disorder soon followed.
SPECIAL | Prescription for Resilience: Coping with COVID
Canadians reveal how they’ve coped with loss and isolation during the pandemic, in big ways and small. From a working mom who got COVID and a CFL player who lost his season, to a 97-year old who finds hope in daily walks and much more, this is your Prescription for Resilience.
People with disabilities need to move to the front of the line
Dr. Brian Goldman talks to Jeff Preston, Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at Western University in London, Ontario. Jeff was born with a severe form of muscular dystrophy. If he gets COVID19, he’s likely to die. He says that Canada needs to prioritize people with disabilities now. Donna Thomson’s 32-year-old son Nicholas has cerebral palsy and needs round-the-clock care. Donna says that excluding extremely vulnerable people like her son is ableism plain and simple.
Doctors say they'll continue to speak out despite paying a price
Recently some high profile doctors say they've been targeted for criticizing the Ontario government's pandemic response. Two of those doctors, Dr. Nathan Stall and Dr. Jennifer Kwan, join Dr. Brian Goldman to explain why they see advocacy as part of their job and why they are committed to speaking out, even when there may be professional and personal consequences.
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Good points, but at times discussions are one sided and so I’m not sure how change is going to happen. Not always from all sides of the gurney.
Love the topics covered