The Expert View Podcast is a new series of interviews and discussions with experts from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland hosted by Siobhan Creaton, Head of Public Affairs and Advocacy.
The Expert View: Our President Prof Mary Horgan on the Covid19 Vaccine
RCPI President, Prof Mary Horgan is ready to roll up her sleeve and get the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as it is passed by the regulators and begins to be rolled out to frontline workers. Prof Horgan, a Consultant in Infectious Diseases, continues to treat many patients with this awful disease and in this podcast discusses how the vaccine gives us hope of a gradual return to some normality in 2021. In this episode she encourages everyone to get the facts about the vaccine and the vaccine itself.
The Expert View Heritage Centre Special: Brendan Kelly and Muiris Houston on Anthony Clare
In this special episode of The Expert View, Harriet Wheelock, Keeper of Collections at the RCPI Heritage Centre, talks to Prof Brendan Kelly and Dr Muiris Houston about their new book, Psychiatrist in the Chair: The Official Biography of Anthony Clare. Prof Kelly and Dr Houston discuss their collaboration on the book, their respect for Dublin-born Clare and his immense contribution to psychiatry, and his long running and well-known BBC Radio 4 show, In the Psychiatrist's Chair.
Psychiatrist in the Chair: The Official Biography of Anthony Clare (Merrion Press) is out now.
The Expert View: Prof Fergus Shanahan on how we talk about illness
How do we talk about illness? Prof Fergus Shanahan gives tips on what to say to someone who’s ill and what not to say, what makes a good doctor and talks about why the patient is always the boss in this episode of The Expert View Podcast. Prof Fergus Shanahan is Principal Investigator at APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre and author of the recently published The Language of Illness (Liberties Press).
The Expert View Heritage Centre Special: Pause for a Poem
In this special episode of The Expert View, Harriet Wheelock, Keeper of Collections at the RCPI Heritage Centre talks about the Pause for a Poem initiaive. Launched during the COVID-19 pandemic this online project saw doctors, healthcare professionals, academics and staff of RCPI read a piece of poetry that encouraged people to pause and take a moment of calm within their day. In all, 50 poems were included in the project including old favourites and new, original works. Harriet speaks with Dr Elizabeth Barrett, consultant in child psychiatry at the Children's University Hospital and creator of the Mindreading conference who partnered with RCPI on the project. She also speaks with Prof Chris Fitzpatrick, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and one of the poets included in the project, and Professor Gaye Cunnane, RCPI Director of Health and Wellbeing who discusses the benefits of taking a moment to pause.
The Expert View: Dr Ellen Crushell on the return of children to school
It’s been a worrying time for parents, teachers and children concerned about COVID-19. In this episode of The Expert View, Dr Ellen Crushell, paediatrician and Dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics, offers practical advice for parents about the return to school for children, including those with underlying conditions. And she discusses the impact of the pandemic on children’s health services.
The Expert View: Dr Paddy Barrett on the rise of telemedicine
This week Siobhan Creaton speaks with Cardiologist Dr Paddy Barrett who offers advice for people concerned about COVID-19 and discusses how he is using telemedicine with patients and how they can best prepare for a teleconsult.