At The End Of The Day by Cancergeek and friends, a podcast that shares our thoughts regarding the world of medicine (and healthcare). As we travel the world; meet patients, physicians, pharma/med tech companies, and politicians we want to share our insights and observations from those interactions. We want to remind medical (healthcare) professionals of their "why" and that care happens at the N of 1.
Episode 15 - Goodbye 2020, What's Next?
Goodbye to the worst year ever as we look to the future.
013: Soapboxes, Snacks and Stitches
Main Topic: Point Turning Point, The Case for Universal Health Care
Secondary Topic: Unhealthy Dietary Habits are Associated With the Risk of Proteinuria Onset
Third Topic: Wound-healing Biomaterial Activates Immune System for Stronger Skin
012: Leadership - Who Influences You? (& Couponing)
Note: Make sure to listen until you get to the second topic where we get into the meat of exploring leadership, it is worth the wait.
As we begin to move into the winter months we are going to most likely have to face another set of challenges with darkness, cold, and additional loneliness due to the pandemic and social distancing. The three of us explore not only the "tips and tricks" of combating loneliness. We all know that winter is coming, so we need to begin being active both in connection and in physical activity.
Awais helps us to unpack the topic of representation in leadership. We highlight and discuss the power of the leaders that influence or mentor each of us in our own work. We share why they are important to us, what they mean to us, and how it has shaped and impacted our own styles as leaders within the world of medicine and business.
Lastly, AJ shares his experience with us in trying to find coupons for pharmaceuticals.
011: Life: #thirty6pt2M
❤️💜 Today is Nov. 6, 2020. It is the 7th anniversary of my father's passing. My father taught me through his life, his choices in facing cancer, and how he approached death that we always have a choice. When I calculate the total number of minutes in my father's life it equals 36.2 million minutes. It is important for all of us to realize that life is fragile and finite. As Henry David Thoreau said, "I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily.." and that is what my father taught me, to realize that we need to live each moment and to savor life. This past week I was reminded of how precious life, love, and relationships are in life. I discovered all too well that when we make poor decisions it impacts those we care and love, and we cannot ever change those decisions. We only have one life. We need to live our best life. We need to be honest, open, free, and embrace love and light. In honor of my father, we are launching a movement to remind us of the importance of making each moment count. On social media please use the hashtag #thirty6pt2m to share, highlight, identify, and amplify examples of living in the moment, being present, and making each minute of life count. ❤️💜
010: Inception, Tapping Into Our Dreams & Is Someone Alway Watching?
Have you ever seen the Christopher Nolan movie Inception? If not, you will want to make sure you watch it this weekend. It is a movie in which a team of dream hackers has the ability to plant an idea into one's mind, while they are dreaming. The idea takes hold, grows, and becomes the person's own conscious dream and therefore their reality. This very idea is something that has been explored by MIT researchers. They have created technology that can assess when one falls asleep and enters a state of hypnagogia, plant an idea with an app on one's phone, and help to bolster creativity. (article:MIT controlling your dreams ) We then want to ensure we highlight some really good techniques to remember to protect one's online identity and safety in a virtual digital-led world.
#009 Mental Health In Medicine, Humanity, & Stoicism
In this episode, we begin by exploring the topic of mental health and how it has been impacting residents within the hospital. As we begin to unpack the article we begin to highlight how the pandemic is shining a light on the system of productivity that has been perfected over the last 10 decades within medicine. What the pandemic has done is placed a spotlight on the cracks, the kinks in the chain, and the areas that are most vulnerable within this production system, exposed them, and forced the entire systems at large to falter. Those that are the most responsible for the care, oversight, and management of people in our communities and the patients that may become, are the same professionals that are now at more risk than ever to suffer from isolation, stress, pressure, mental health, and the physical manifestations. We end the episode by highlighting what we can do, at the N of 1, leveraging the foundations of stoicism to help us become aware of the things we can change, the things we cannot, and the difference between the two situations. Remember, we make change, beginning with ourselves, at the N of 1. Articles explored: https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/10/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-resident-burnout-and-how-we-can-combat-it.html ; https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidplans/2020/10/12/workplace-mental-health-where-to-from-here/#55fb7c335259 ; https://email@example.com/why-stoicism-is-so-darn-popular-right-now-728b6868dd3f