Conversations in Complexity

Conversations in Complexity

Decoding the Dilemma of Complexity in Healthcare.

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February 18, 2020 21 min
In this podcast, Ross Upshur interviews Gail Elliot about dementia care and the state of dementia care and how it can measure up to expectations that will provide the kind of care which takes into account the individual’s entirety as a human, focusing on personal narrative, brain, environment, needs, abilities and disease. In this podcast, … Continue reading Better Dementia Care: Connecting Science to Action →
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The academic research environment is changing and researchers report struggling to adapt in order to be successful. Funding shortfalls are perennial, but what systemic shifts should occur to enable researchers at all career stages to be productive and successful? Upon publishing “Healthy research ecosystem – healthy researchers? The researcher as an organism of focus within … Continue reading What it Means to be a Good Academic Cit...
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Upon publishing “Healthy research ecosystem – healthy researchers? The researcher as an organism of focus within a ‘research ecosystem’ in Academic Matters in mid-March 2019, Ross Upshur and Michelle Nelson, convened to critique themes from their paper and discuss a number of other academic matters not originally mentioned in the paper but have boggled the … Continue reading What it Means to be a Good Academic Citizen – Part 1 →
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In this podcast, Ross Upshur, interviews Marco Inzitari, discussing the mechanisms and nuts and bolts of integrated care provided to the elderly population in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Dr. Inzitari is the current President of the Catalan Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology and the Director of Intermediate Care, Research and Teaching of Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili … Continue reading Health Leadership Perspectives to Deploy a Sea...
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Gordon MacGregor, a member of the Alternate Level of Care Patient and Caregiver Council, in an interview with Ross Upshur reflects upon his personal experience taking care of his wife in a span of nearly 30 years. His experience with the health system is what thousands of patients and family caregivers undergo on daily basis. … Continue reading “I was there for her”: A Caregiver’s Story →
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Jane Barratt in an interview with Ross Upshur reflects on different aspects of elderly care and explains how it could be improved in Canada. In the interview, she gives an example of other countries and how they have been successful in laying the foundation for a more robust elderly care. In this interview, Jane Barratt, … Continue reading Striving for a Better Healthcare for the Elderly in Canada; An interview with Jane Barratt, t...
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ST: A Palliative Approach to Decision Aids to Help Improve Patients’ Medical Choices Pete Wegier in this interview with Ross Upshur discusses complexities of the end of life care and how coordination in this care setting could be optimized by the use of new communication technologies. Interestingly, his journey from computer science to cognitive psychology, to medical … Continue reading When All Roads Seem to Lead to Healthcare Com...
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Michelle Nelson in an interview with Ross Upshur discusses the importance of intra- and inter-sectoral collaboration in healthcare and explains how the voluntary sector could be engaged to support improved patient and family experiences and the outcomes. In a recent interview with Ross Upshur, Michelle Nelson, a Research Scientist at Research Collaboratory, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, explained … Continue reading The Ne...
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Jeff Myers, in this interview with Ross Upshur, discusses the evolution of palliative care and the evidence that has accumulated outlining its impact on outcomes for patients, families, and systems. With early efficacy studies having focused on end-of-life experiences for patients with cancer, strong evidence now clearly delineates a role for palliative care from the … Continue reading Simplifying the Complexity of Palliative Care ...
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Abhimanyu Sud, in an interview with Ross Upshur, talks about the current opioid crisis, the challenges and the opportunities to respond to the crisis at different levels including improved prescriber education and use of evidence-based non-opioid alternatives for chronic pain. Abhimanyu Sud is the Academic Director of Safer Opioid Prescribing at Continuing Professional Development at … Continue reading Safer Opioid Prescribing and ...
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