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
We kick off Season 4 with Dr. Kimberly Dao who shares some of what made them resilient through a tumultuous 2020.
Season 3: Race, Pregnancy & Why It Matters
Eve Ewing’s “Affirmation”
Audre Lorde’s “A Woman Speaks”
Alice Walker’s “The Nature of This Flower is to Bloom”
NATAL: A docuseries about having a baby while Black in the United States
Birth Stories in Color
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
Emerald Doula group arranges feedback to providers with problematic behaviors
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
World Health Organization’s recommendations on pelvimetry
Obstetrics & Gynecology article on pelvis MRIs and possible link to outcome disparities
VBAC calculator criticism
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
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
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
ACOG’s Committee Opinion on disparities
Letter from the AAFP
Season 3: Two Sides
We invite nurses Edna and Chris to share a story of a complicated patient
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
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.
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.
As a brand new Physician Assistant I love listening and learning from the experiences of other healthcare providers. Keep the episodes coming!
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.
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.