This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us with personal and professional development.
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Vaccine Hesitancy and Allyship with Aysha Khoury, MD, MPH
We begin the interview by discussing her sudden termination without transparency or due process and use this as a jumping off point to discuss allyship, or in her situation, lack thereof. We then move on to why there is medical mistrust among minoritized communities, including a discussion on why we now use words like minoritized and enslaved. We finish with a discussion on how to address SARS-Co-V-2 vaccine hesitancy in the setting of justifiable medical mistrust.
Motivational Interviewing for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy with Joseph Weiner, MD, PhD
We go over the basics of motivational interviewing, its origins, the spirit of it, how to go about it and then we discuss how it can be used to have a productive conversation about the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. I haven’t had training in it, but I’ve used it already and it WORKS! You can’t use it to get someone to do something they don’t already want to do, but it helps them clarify their thoughts and hesitations and, using BJ Fogg’s language, either get closer to or over the action line.
How Do People Make Decisions about Vaccinations with Reyaneh Maktoufi, PhD
When approaching patients with vaccine hesitancy, it is important recognizing that we make many decisions with emotions, not with facts. Fighting misinformation with information probably won’t. The key is trust. Find out the source of their hesitation and never ever dismiss it. Trust starts with relationship building and the conversation ends with addressing concerns. We also discuss how we can build trust in patients from communities that have justifiable mistrust of the medical establishment.
Science Communication: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Edition, with Matthew Facciani, PhD
Dr. Facciani is postdoctoral researcher at Vanderbilt University in the Medicine, Health, and Society Department. We discuss science communication and how to find ways to make complicated science easier to understand. This is particularly relevant because of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, as we need effectively communicate how it works and any potential risks. We even get into how to effectively conceptualize and communicate risk. and how the traditional antivaxxer isn’t the same as the SARS-CoV-2 antivaxxer.
Consent-Driven Care with Dr. Crystal Beal
As #physicians, we shouldn’t assume that we have permission to touch our #patients in a way that we deem appropriate, when there may be a #traumahistory. They teach us at what point during the visit we should be asking for consent for parts of the #physicalexam and even the way we ask some parts of the history. This can help us #buildtrust with patients who may have had experiences with the #healthcaresystem that has given them cause for mistrust. We also discuss when it is necessary to have a chaperone.
Legal Issues Around Vaccines from Lawsuits to Mandates with Professor Dorit Reiss, PhD
We discuss a lot of the legal arguments made by the antivaccine community, like the Vaccine Injury Compensation program, why the SARS-CoV-2 doesn’t actually apply and why it should. She also teaches us about mandates, exemptions and why the EUA status makes for dicey legal territory for a SAR-CoV-2 vaccine mandate. As someone who has been targeted and threatened by the antivaccine community, she also gives a lawyer’s perspective on responding to those threats.
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Content fits the Title!!
Dr. Block stays true to the podcast title. He keeps the content relevant to the ever changing landscape of doctoring (or health care delivery...). Bradley’s guests are often at the edge of the envelope and often opening the listeners’ eyes to the direction where clinical medicine is headed. He asks the questions which evoke practical and applicable responses for the contemporary clinician. Even with topics I am not so interested in, I come away from each episode with at least one, but often more, pearls for my practice, lifestyle or approaches to maintaining sanity, balance and productivity.
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Flipping the script
Very interesting discussion about racial disparities, but (always a but) wonder whether the doctor and the medical student were aware of their biases being on display. The doctor spoke about genetic counseling “before people get married” as though only a married couple can pass on the gene for Tay Sachs. The medical student mentioned genetic counseling as “premarital” counseling. Genes don’t know or care about marital status.