Category: Education

Timely consultations relevant for family medicine, primary care, and general internal medicine topics for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents. Offering CME credit for most episodes at https://ce.mayo.edu/podcast. Produced by @MayoMedEd.

January 26, 2021

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 60: Restoring Joy to Healthcare

Guest: Eric J. Cleveland; Danielle M. Teal (@dteal)

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D. (@AmitGhosh006)

Joy has been defined as a human emotion — a state created as we experience positive, poignant, reflective and connective moments. It is transient, never persisting but imparting ripples that impact us long after the moment.

Now more than ever there is a need to develop mindful initiatives that brings joy in our personal lives and in the workplace. In this episode we speak with Eric Cleveland and Danielle Teal, two leaders of the Joy at Mayo Clinic (J@M) initiative. We will discuss the joy equation, the Institute of Health Improvement’s (IHI) Framework for Improving Joy in Work and discuss examples of pragmatic initiatives that can bring joy at both the individual and team levels.

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June 26, 2020

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 38: The Enduring Power of Compassion

This episode was recorded on May 13, 2020.

To claim credit visit: https://ce.mayo.edu/covid19podcast

Guest:  David J. Rosenman, M.D. (@davidrosenman)

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D., M.B.A. (@AmitGhosh006

“At a time when most of the world in one way or another is suffering, it seems relevant to talk about ways to relieve some of that suffering and to help.” Studies have shown that patients value empathy over sympathy, and compassion over empathy. While measures to protect ourselves and understand the spread of COVID-19 and the clinical presentation of the disease are underway, the inconsistency of information across sources brings greater uncertainty for our patients and at times ourselves. 

Dr. Rosenman discusses what compassion is and the importance of compassion as a tool to help us and our patients, feel better mentally and physically. He recommends practicing self-compassion and will step through the practices of self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. 

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19

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December 3, 2019

Effective Communication Skills for a Time-Strapped Practice

Guest: Daniel L. Hurley, M.D.

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

Communication helps to establish a relationship between practitioner and patient but how do you build the necessary trust within the short time frame of an appointment slot? Dr. Daniel Hurley covers some of the most common communication mistakes even the experts make and offers some tips you can use to communicate more effectively.

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July 2, 2019

Microaggressions in Medicine

Guests: Catherine W. Njathi-Ori, M.D., Erin K. O'Brien, M.D. (@ErinOBrienMD), Nafisseh S. Warner, M.D. (@nafisseh_warner

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

What are microaggressions? How do you recognize them? How do you address them? Efficient teams and effective health care require diverse and inclusive environments. Drs. Njathi-Ori, O’Brien, and Warner present on microaggressions in medicine, the evidence in gender gap research, and give you tools to address microaggressions when they happen in your environment.

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June 18, 2019

Addressing Misinformation and Vaccine Hesitancy in a Post-Fact Society

Guest: Gregory A. Poland, M.D. (@drgregpoland)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

The World Health Organization has listed vaccine hesitancy as a Top 10 Global Health Threat. How do you discuss vaccine myths with vaccine hesitant patients? What are the true risks associated with vaccines? How do you navigate conversation with a patient who refuses a flu vaccine because they had one in the past and still got the flu? Dr. Gregory Poland discusses vaccine hesitancy, immunization in pregnancy, late-season flu vaccines, antigenic burden and the evidence behind single session multiple vaccine administration, and the ethics of health care provider immunizations.

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May 14, 2019

Perception of Care and Quality of Care: Finding the Sweet Spot in Patient Experience Data

Guest: Kenneth G. Poole, Jr., M.D., M.B.A. 

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

Does perception of care equal quality of care? Healthcare is increasingly consumer-centric and patient experience data can inform us about how we compare within our own institution and across healthcare. But the data can also be influenced by the nature of your practice and implicit bias present in our patients. What are some of the unintended implications of patient experience data? How can we responsibly interpret and utilize it? What scores should we be striving for? What is the sweet spot?

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March 19, 2019

Be Sure to Pack Humility, Teachability, and Adaptability: Making a Difference in Global Health Disparities

Guest: Stephen P. Merry, M.D. 

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

Primary care providers can make a difference in the health disparities experienced internationally. Impact can range from directly providing care to educating staff and building enduring local capacity. Listen for some points to consider when planning a global health trip or medical mission. How do you get started? What skills do you need as a health care provider? How do you pick a location? Where can you find more reliable in-depth information on global health? 

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February 19, 2019

Communicating with Humility: Lessons Learned

Guest: Katherine W. Arendt, M.D. (@arendt_katie)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

We practice effective communication with our patients but how effectively do we communicate with our co-workers? At home after a long day? Dr. Katie Arendt discusses how to utilize humility and emotional intelligence to communicate effectively and build awareness of confirmation bias and ladders of inference.

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January 22, 2019

Provider and Patient Bias: What Do We Do About Culture’s Thumbprint in Medicine?

Guest: Sharonne N. Hayes, M.D. (@SharonneHayes

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

Dr. Sharonne Hayes discusses the impact of unconscious bias in medicine and how providers can take steps to acknowledge, address, and mitigate these cultural imprints on our automatic thought processes. She then turns the tables discussing patient bias and how health systems and providers can protect and support staff who have been harassed, along with processes that can be put in place to systematically address existing practices that fosters bias. 

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January 9, 2017

Working Effectively with Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

This week’s talk, Working Effectively with Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder, was presented by Dr. Brian Palmer at the Clinical Reviews conference held on November 14, 2016 in Rochester, MN. ©2016 Mayo Foundation of Medical Education and Research

December 5, 2016

Truthful and Fearless

Today’s talk, Truthful and Fearless - Talking Through Vaccine Hesitancy, was presented by Nicole K. Callahan, Certified Nurse Practitioner and Dr. Derek L. Weyhrauch. It was given at the Internal Medicine Review Conference in September, 2015 in Rochester, Minnesota. ©2016 Mayo Foundation of Medical Education and Research