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34 CancerCare: Aiding Patients and Families in Need
Patients exploring cancer treatment options often find themselves asking lots of questions they’ve never had to consider before. CancerCare, an organization providing professional support services, aids advanced cancer patients who are asking questions about their future and the treatments available to them, taking into account their personal goals and priorities. In this episode of the MDAdvantage podcast, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Ellen Miller-Sonet, Chief Strategy and Policy Officer at CancerCare, about the history, reach, and myriad of support options, workshops, financial assistance, and more, offered by the incredible organization.
28 Positively Managing Chronic Pain in Young Patients
In this episode, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Katherine Bentley, MD, about how to manage chronic pain in young patients. Dr. Bentley, a pediatric doctor of Physiatry at the Children’s Specialized Hospital, describes their nationally recognized, multi-disciplinary chronic pain management program, including the treatment plan for chronic pain, the reassuring educational and support systems in place for patients and their parents, and the lengths care providers go to help young patients regain their normal lives.
Release Date: 06/11/2021; Recorded Date: 04/01/2021
27 The Shared Responsibilities of COVID-19 Vaccines and Public Health Measures
With vaccines becoming more available and health mandates lifting, a return to normalcy feels imminent—but we still have responsibilities to uphold to ourselves and to one another. In this episode, Steve Adubato, PhD, speaks with Ronald Nahass, MD, one of the founders and the current President of ID Care, the largest physician group of infectious disease specialists in New Jersey. Hear about a variety of topics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, from vaccine passports and the lowering of mask mandates and social distancing guidelines, to exploring the shared responsibilities we all hold in regards to public health crises.
Release Date: 06/09/2021; Recorded Date: 05/27/2021
26 Bioethics During the Pandemic: Vaccination Hesitancy, Equality and Beyond
Bioethics has taken a prominent role in the last year as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. Carl Coleman, JD, Professor of Law and Academic Director, Division of Online Learning at Seton Hall University Law School, speaks with Steve Adubato, PhD, about the ethical and practical considerations of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Release Date: May 11, 2021; Recorded Date: April 1, 2021
25 Communication, Compassion and Understanding Patient Needs: The Role of a Healthcare Ethics Consultant During the Pandemic
In a year full of uncertainty and questions surrounding illness and the pandemic, open patient communication and empathy became more crucial than ever. In this episode, hear from Elizabeth Bertolini, MMH, RN, HEC-C, a hospice and palliative care nurse, a clinical care ethicist and Co-Chair of the Bioethics Committee at Morristown Medical Center. She spoke with Steve Adubato, PhD, about the role of healthcare ethics consultants and palliative care providers, and their recent experiences caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Release Date: May 11, 2021; Recorded Date: February 4, 2021
24 Difficult But Necessary Conversations: Palliative Care and COVID-19’s Impact on Providing Relief
While the role of palliative care physicians has always been an important one, the COVID-19 pandemic has cast a spotlight on just how integral these individuals truly are. With the number of difficult conversations rising in record numbers, the industry saw clearly how critical it was to have palliative care staff nearby to speak with patients and their loved ones. Jessica Israel, MD, Senior Vice President of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at RWJBarnabas Health, speaks with Steve Adubato, PhD, about the role of palliative care, particularly over the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers her view on where the field is moving in the future.
Release date: May 5, 2021; Recorded date: March 8, 2021