Welcome to Pomegranate Health a podcast about the culture of medicine. We are on the lookout for fresh ears on the Podcast Editorial Group.
Key responsibilities of group members are to
> discuss potential new podcast topics and prioritise them for development
> suggest themes to explore and people to interview for a chosen topic
> listen to audio drafts and provide feedback to the producer to improve it before publication
Group communication is done informally by email and there's a time commitment of approximately 90 minutes per month which can be recognised in CPD credits. It’s helpful but not essential for applicants to be familiar with other podcasts or education platforms. Please download an application form and return it before February 2023 to email@example.com.
This is also the home of IMJ On-Air, where you can hear interviews with authors of the College's Internal Medicine Journal. Expert advice on the current best standards for your clinical practice.
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At each page there is a MyCPD link for Fellows to log credits for participating in educational activity. Please continue the discussion in the comments section below each episode.
[IMJ On-Air] Making Sense of HACs
Hospital-acquired complications are assumed to be preventable and to provide some metric of quality of care. But HACs may be more strongly associated with patient-related factors than they are with deviation from best practice.
[IMJ On-Air] Managing Cannabinoid Use in Palliative Care
Patients in palliative care settings may be more inclined than most to complementary and alternative medicines, including cannabinoid products. But they are also more vulnerable to side effects given impairments to their drug metabolism and clearance mechanisms.
[IMJ On-Air] Recent Advances in Asthma Management
This is the first episode of a new format featuring authors and editors of the Internal Medicine Journal. In this episode we have leading respiratory physicians from the Royal Melbourne Hospital presenting current best practice in the diagnosis and treatment of severe asthma.
Ep85: The ASD Odyssey- a reply
Despite guideline recommendations for assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders there are drivers in the health system that dissuade clinicians from implementing these. These include reimbursement and training in the area of developmental disorders.
Ep84: The ASD Odyssey
Autism spectrum disorder is often diagnosed late in Australia due to gaps in developmental surveillance and long waitlists for diagnostic evaluations. This podcast discusses a national guideline intended to streamline this process and improve access to early childhood intervention for children from all backgrounds.
Ep83: Loving Medicine Again
We continue the theme of responding to burnout by getting some of advice from doctors turned career coaches. We also hear from a respected occupational physician, and a listener with an simple message to raise morale between colleagues.
Ep82: Coming back from Burnout—Congress 2022
At Congress 2022 physicians shared the dramatic adversities that had forced them to take charge and rethink their roles in medicine. Burnout should be considered not as a mental health condition but as an occupational disorder that requires collective responsibility.
Ep81: Advocacy from the Top
This episode features two physicians who took advocacy to the next level and ran for Federal Parliament. They explain the the process of getting health policy heard and how to push it through the Canberra machine and onto the political agenda.
Ep80: Healthcare in a Volatile Climate
Australia will warm by more than three degrees by the end of the century with a direct impact on heat-related morbidity. It will also experience more frequent natural disasters and the RACP is calling for national coordination to help the health care system adapt.
Ep79: Melanoma vs the Double-Edged Sword
Immunotherapy has revolutionised care for patients with advanced melanoma but it’s not possible to identify responders in advance. In this podcast we explore the challenging conversations with patients around expectations for prognosis and some of the serious toxicities. We also discuss how the risk-benefit equation changes for melanomas diagnosed at an earlier stage.