19 episodes

Greyscale takes a look at the not-so-clear areas of medicine by sharing physicians' own difficult encounters. These stories will showcase what can often be forgotten - the humanity behind the physician.

Produced by Ben Davis - Program Director at Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency.

Greyscale Ben Davis

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    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Greyscale takes a look at the not-so-clear areas of medicine by sharing physicians' own difficult encounters. These stories will showcase what can often be forgotten - the humanity behind the physician.

Produced by Ben Davis - Program Director at Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency.

    Season 4: Glass Half Full

    Season 4: Glass Half Full

    We kick off Season 4 with Dr. Kimberly Dao who shares some of what made them resilient through a tumultuous 2020.

    • 59 min
    Season 3: Race, Pregnancy & Why It Matters

    Season 3: Race, Pregnancy & Why It Matters

    Poems

    Eve Ewing’s “Affirmation”

    Audre Lorde’s “A Woman Speaks”

    Alice Walker’s “The Nature of This Flower is to Bloom”

    Podcasts

    NATAL: A docuseries about having a baby while Black in the United States

    Birth Stories in Color

    Bias

    MFM survey of providers in which 29% somewhat or strongly agree that bias affects how they care for patients

    Limited impact of implicit bias training

    Doulas

    Emerald Doula group arranges feedback to providers with problematic behaviors

    Rebecca Polston

    Demetra Sereki

    Impact on adverse pregnancy outcomes and breast or chestfeeding

    Historical and ethnographic scholarship

    Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens’ Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

    Dr. Khiara Bridges’ Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

    Dr. Dorothy Roberts’ Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

    Dr. John Hoberman’s Black & Blue

    Race-based medicine

    World Health Organization’s recommendations on pelvimetry

    Obstetrics & Gynecology article on pelvis MRIs and possible link to outcome disparities

    VBAC calculator criticism

    Statistical sources:

    CDC 2019 Vital Signs report

    Severe Maternal Morbidity

    Race, ethnicity, and nativity differentials in pregnancy-related mortality in the United States

    Washington State 2019 maternal death review

    Exploration of causality

    Failure to rescue, including in postpartum hemorrhage

    Impact of delivery outside the hospital

    Personally-mediated racism

    Exposure to low socioeconomic status while in utero

    Impact of perceived discrimation

    Review of social determinants of health impact on prenatal care utilization and maternal outcomes

    Camara Jones’ articles on social determinants of equity, on not exploring the 'why' of disparities

    General impact of structural racism on health disparities

    Median wealth differentials

    Health impacts of mass incarceration

    Considering birth setting: systematic review 2018, systematic review 2019, UK guidelines by diagnosis for delivery location

    Systemic interventions

    Centering voices of color

    SPEAK UP campaign from Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement

    AIM Patient Safety Bundles from the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care, including bundle targeting disparities

    Maternal Early Warning System from the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care

    Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine’s Call to Action, education subcommittee's report, and AJOG's 5 year report card

    Evidence for safety bundles, including CMQCC’s VTE toolkit

    California’s broad care collaborative to create change at scale

    Importance and examples of maternal mortality review panel that recommend system interventions

    Importance of simulation training

    Use of quality improvement metrics and approaches

    Strengthening the postpartum transition of care, creating a new postpartum paradigm

    Role for family medicine physicians

    Need for paid maternity leave

    Working together to get patients to the appropriate level of care

    Addressing anemia to reduce disparities

    Policy statements

    ACOG’s Committee Opinion on disparities

    Letter from the AAFP

    Momnibus overview

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Season 3: Two Sides

    Season 3: Two Sides

    We invite nurses Edna and Chris to share a story of a complicated patient

    • 19 min
    Season 3: Give & Take

    Season 3: Give & Take

    Chris Drumm, Family Physician from Pennsylvania, joins us remotely to discuss an experience of a dying patient and her husband.

    Doc and the Deacon podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doc-and-the-deacon/id1386908429

    • 24 min
    Season 3: Remote Control

    Season 3: Remote Control

    Faculty and residents share their stories at a recent Narrative Medicine workshop about a time they experienced a loss of control.

    • 16 min
    Season 2: Disruptive Laughter

    Season 2: Disruptive Laughter

    "Laughter is the closest distance between two people". In our first two-guest episode, Laura Blinkhorn and Joe Breuner discuss navigating encounters with a beloved yet disruptive patient who battles mental illness.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Nychelekitten ,

Great Podcast!

As a brand new Physician Assistant I love listening and learning from the experiences of other healthcare providers. Keep the episodes coming!

M Lawrence ,

Humanistic physician stories on a 21st century platform

I am a new physician who is currently working in various locums positions. While this has been a wonderful opportunity, I miss having a core group of physician peers to speak with on a regular basis. This podcast has been a means to connect with other physicians through their stories. I listened to an episode while walking to work last week and was reminded of the universal heartaches, headaches and joy in our profession. Thank you for sharing.

SBrownAZ ,

Excellent, thoughtful look at the human side of medicine

Very important work. Dr. Davis has a calm, thoughtful approach to discussing the human side of medicine and doctor/patient relationships that are so overlooked in modern medicine. I really look forward to hearing more amazing stories.

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