55 episodes

Trusted ER doctor Brian Goldman brings you honest and surprising stories that can change your health and your life. Expect deep conversations with patients, families and colleagues that show you what is and isn't working in Canadian healthcare. Guaranteed you’ll learn something new. Episodes drop every Friday.

White Coat, Black Art CBC Health & Sport

    • Science
    • 4.5 • 1.1K Ratings

Trusted ER doctor Brian Goldman brings you honest and surprising stories that can change your health and your life. Expect deep conversations with patients, families and colleagues that show you what is and isn't working in Canadian healthcare. Guaranteed you’ll learn something new. Episodes drop every Friday.

    The kidney transplant waiting game

    The kidney transplant waiting game

    Judith Morrison needs a kidney. While she's on dialysis, her sister Catherine is putting out a public plea for a living donor. But the search has been hard. And if they do find a donor, the sisters say that person will have to go through a long and opaque testing process - one that experts say needs to be improved across Canada.

    • 26 min
    ENCORE: Alberta pharmacists filling primary health-care gap

    ENCORE: Alberta pharmacists filling primary health-care gap

    Provinces are permitting pharmacists to prescribe for minor ailments, but in Alberta, pharmacists have been doing that and much more for 15 years. Because of their expanded powers, they’re filling gaps in health care. But it’s raising questions about the line between pharmacists and family doctors.

    • 26 min
    Prospering with Young-Onset Parkinson's

    Prospering with Young-Onset Parkinson's

    Sharon Chakkalackal was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s at 38. Now, two years later, Sharon’s life is transformed – but not for the worse. Her days are filled with self-care, including exercise and community involvement, to treat and slow her symptoms. Dr. Brian Goldman joins Sharon on her volunteer gardening shift to learn how she's gleaning good from the not-so-good.

    • 26 min
    The Unshakeable MD

    The Unshakeable MD

    At 28 years old, Dr. Soania Mathur was building her medical practice and expecting her first child. Then, she was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease. She tried to ignore her diagnosis for a decade, but as the symptoms progressed, she had to close her practice. Now, the self-described "Unshakeable MD" uses her experience as both a patient and a doctor to advocate for especially young people living with Parkinson's, as up to 10% of patients are under 40.

    • 26 min
    The Family Doctor Recruiting Game

    The Family Doctor Recruiting Game

    Attracting a family doctor to work in a community is challenging, with fewer physicians choosing family medicine. That's why Cheryl Gnyp, the recruiter for Castlegar, B.C., needs to stand out. She uses the board game Operation and specialized coffee as part of her 10-minute sales pitch to potential recruits at conferences. It can take years before a doctor starts working in the community, but she’s in it for the long haul.

    • 26 min
    BONUS: Can Earth Day be badass again? (via What On Earth)

    BONUS: Can Earth Day be badass again? (via What On Earth)

    The climate is changing. So are we. On What On Earth, you’ll explore a world of solutions with host Laura Lynch and our team of journalists. In 1970, 20 million people showed up to fight for the environment on the first Earth Day. More than five decades later, is it time for this much tamer global event to return to its radical roots? 

    OG organizer Denis Hayes recounts how – amidst other counterculture movements at the time – his team persuaded roughly one in ten Americans to take to the streets. As he approaches 80, Denis offers his singular piece of advice to the next generation of climate leaders. Then, environmental warriors Maria Blancas and Axcelle Campana share ideas on what a reinspired Earth Day could look like – including making it a public holiday.

    More episodes of What On Earth are available at: https://link.chtbl.com/L2RFol4W

    We love to hear from our listeners and regularly feature them on the show. Have a question or idea? Email Earth@cbc.ca

    And if you’d like to learn more about the very special guest Dr. Goldman mentioned, please check out this classic episode of White Coat, Black Art.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Dothevolution07 ,

Great journalism with great human stories

I’ve listened to this show for many years. I’ve leaned a lot about health, how to take care of my health, what to watch for. interview with health care professionals are always great. I hope this show continues on… sadly, I also learned what to watch for when my father was on his death bed.

2000c ,

Every episode is meaningful

Thank you for this show! I hope you extend your last episode about ethical care for trans people by visiting Alberta and talking to youth providers or Skipping Stone.

Liz Creal ,

POA episode

The show is great and I listen to every episode. I just listened to the episode on POA’s. I am a social worker in a hospital and deal with this issue a lot. You didn’t address the question of what happens if a person doesn’t have a POA or when they resign. So important! In my experience the PG&T take over. This is an important consideration. Wondering if you could do a post script.

Thanks!

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