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CBC Radio's Dr. Brian Goldman takes listeners through the swinging doors of hospitals and doctors' offices, behind the curtain where the gurney lies.

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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 wisdom of the Gritty Nurses

    The wisdom of the Gritty Nurses

    Amie Archibald-Varley and Sara Fung are registered nurses who advocate for better healthcare on The Gritty Nurse podcast. Now they’ve published a book called The Wisdom of Nurses: Stories of Grit from the Front Lines. They join host Dr. Brian Goldman for a chat about why nurses make incredible leaders, and how healthcare can improve when we listen to nurses.

    • 26 min
    Newfoundland and Labrador goes all in on virtual caren

    Newfoundland and Labrador goes all in on virtual caren

    Newfoundland and Labrador leaders are ramping up virtual care for the thousands of residents without a family doctor. They’ve turned to private company Teladoc Health Canada to not only have doctors see patients virtually but also fill in on remote and rural ERs, for the next two years. But medical associations say it comes at the expense of recruiting and retaining healthcare workers long-term, and patients aren’t getting the care they need.

    • 26 min
    Preventing the next Belleville

    Preventing the next Belleville

    A restaurant in Muskoka, Ontario is doing its best to respond if necessary, after the slate of poisonings with a more dangerous form of fentanyl in Belleville. A manager and employee have taken training to accompany their new naloxone kit. But the deputy chief paramedic says the best hope to save people may be to teach bystanders to do CPR and rescue breathing and not flee the scene.

    • 26 min
    ENCORE: Hospital at Home program delivers acute care at home

    ENCORE: Hospital at Home program delivers acute care at home

    A unique medical team in the UK is able to treat hospitalized patients in their own homes. The team can make a diagnosis in the field, so they can offer treatment on the spot. The result? They're providing the same volume and complexity of care as a 20-bed ward, active 24/7. And it’s cheaper.

    • 26 min
    The rapper battling Stage 4 colon cancer

    The rapper battling Stage 4 colon cancer

    As a rapper, Bishop Brigante is no stranger to on-stage battles. Now, the 45-year-old is battling Stage 4 colon cancer, which he says was caught too late. Bishop wants Canadians to have easier access to colonoscopies and says advocacy has given him newfound purpose.

    • 26 min
    Manicures by med students

    Manicures by med students

    The burden of loneliness on seniors is real and well-documented. That’s why med students at McMaster University in Ontario are visiting a seniors’ home one Saturday a month… not with clipboards, but with emery boards. With manicures comes conversation – helping seniors feel less isolated, and helping med students “polish up” on their soft skills.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

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!

AHealthierYouNextYear ,

This show is a great public service

Thanks for the heads up on the reality of emotions and responsibilities we undertake when we accept power of attorney. Kudos to Mary Jarratt! I appreciate her advice to at the very least sit down with the subject for an hour, long before tragedy strikes and have them tell you what they want done on major life decisions. Oh and learn where they keep vital documents and passwords!

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