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S01E10 When does it pay to break the rules?

Most rules in medicine are created for safety and protection, but sometimes they stand in the way of progress and healing. We ask what does it take to swim against the tide and when should we break the rules gracefully? You can find more information about bringing more heart into healthcare at www.heartbasedmedicine.org. Have a…

S01E09 Death Beds: How hospitals are killing us

While medical errors are one of the leading causes of death and 50% of physicians are experiencing burnout, we ask how hospitals can be designed according to the wellbeing of doctors, nurses and their patients. You can find more information about bringing more heart into healthcare at www.heartbasedmedicine.org. Have a question for Dr Jan or…

S01E08 Listening between the lines: How to become a diagnostic instrument

Why do we have two ears and only one mouth? In this episode, our panelists are expanding on the profound difference between active listening and deep listening and the results they yield in practice with our patients. Explore with us what it means to remain open-hearted and curious regardless of circumstances, emotions, and others' expectations.…

S01E07 – What specific issues and challenges do women encounter as healthcare professionals?

In Part 2 of this discussion about the inherent gender bias within our profession, our panelists propose some positive solutions and talk about how the recent pandemic could be conducive to the societal shift that needs to happen. Join us as we question what it means to bring balanced feminine and masculine qualities into medicine.…

S01E06 – Do women naturally make better healthcare professionals?

Cardiologist and professor Kavitha Chinnaiyan and Dr Dan Dinenberg enjoy a lively discussion with Dr Bonhoeffer about the potential of ungendered consciousness and how egoic identity can confuse and block progress within medicine today. Unicorns make an unlikely appearance too! You can find more information about bringing more heart into healthcare at www.heartbasedmedicine.org. Have a…

S01E05 – The Mental Health Stigma

This week's panellists are going deeper into coping strategies for preventing burnout and challenging the idea that healthcare professionals are expected to be superhuman. They discuss the necessity of pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del and why it's so important to take off your shoes! Join us to find out why. You can find more information about bringing more…

S01E04 – Why Not Prioritise Self-Care?

Looking at issues of mental health and self-sabotaging habits the panel ask whether healthcare professionals should be prioritising their own self-care. Special guest Dr Pete Churn and Dr Dan Dinenberg share their thoughts and methods for encouraging healthcare practitioners to become caretakers as well as caregivers so they can thrive under pressure. You can find…

S01E03 – A Place for Intuition?

This week's panellists investigate how healthcare professionals are taught to diagnose and treat without necessarily understanding the human in front of them. They ask if pre-verbal intuition has been obscured by the focus on intellect. You can find more information about bringing more heart into healthcare at www.heartbasedmedicine.org. Have a question for Dr Jan or…

S01E02 – One Size Fits All?

The panel discusses if a ‘one size fits all’ approach to medical training has any value for modern healthcare. They take a close look at how medical training could be improved and how objective data is valued above human observation and emotional intelligence which can forget that patients are unique human beings with accompanying life…

S01E01 – Keeping the Spark Alive

In this first episode Prof. Dr. Jan Bonhoeffer asks his panel guests Dr Daniel Dinenberg and Prof. Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan, how healthcare professionals kindle the flame of passion and motivation that attracted them to their career. You can find more information about bringing more heart into healthcare at www.heartbasedmedicine.org. Have a question for Dr Jan…

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