54 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

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    • 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.

    Why a rural family doc called it quits

    Why a rural family doc called it quits

    Dr. Erin Sullivan worked a gruelling schedule as a family doc in rural Saskatchewan, struggling to balance ER shifts with a busy family practice–while lacking the system support she craved. She explains why she decided to retool her career when it had barely started.  

    • 26 min
    White Coat, Black Art Book Talk

    White Coat, Black Art Book Talk

    A single book can have the power to help us heal. A panel of celebrated physicians and nurses, along with members of the audience, weigh in on the books that inspired them at a live event recorded at Hamilton’s Central Library, hosted by Dr. Brian Goldman. 

    • 59 min
    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

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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