Welcome to Pomegranate Health, a podcast about the culture of medicine. You’ll hear clinicians, academics and advocates discuss some big questions; How can one make difficult clinical and ethical decisions free from bias? How can communication with patients and peers be improved? How can healthcare delivery be made more equitable and efficient?
This is also the home of IMJ On-Air, where authors of the College's Internal Medicine Journal present their work. Expert advice on the current best standards for your practice.
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Ep10: Evolving Your Practice
Costly or prolonged treatment doesn’t always translate into better outcomes for patients. In response, the College has launched EVOLVE.
Ep9: The Gut Microbiome and IBD
Understanding the gut microbiome offers potential new insight for treating a number of diseases—gastrointestinal and otherwise. But what’s the evidence base? This episode is presented in partnership with the Internal Medicine Journal.
Ep8: Obesity Inside Out
Obesity can seem like what strategists call a 'wicked problem'—a problem with so many parts that it's impossible to solve. But some things are changing.
Ep7: The Art of Supervision
Supervision shapes the next generation of physicians. This month, a mix of Fellows and Trainees considers different aspects of being a supervisor and why they find the process worthwhile.
Ep6: Antibiotic Resistance – Are We All Doomed?
In a new article on antibiotic resistance, Prof Peter Collignon says he is actually optimistic about the future. This episode is presented in partnership with the Internal Medicine Journal.
Ep5: Physician, Heal Thyself
Most preventive health messages focus on diet, exercise, and stress reduction. But are doctors taking this advice for themselves?
Ep4: Stem Cell Therapies Today
This month we’re presenting an overview of stem cell research—looking at ongoing clinical trials for stem cell therapy around the world, and the current treatments available in Australia and New Zealand.
Ep3: Law at End-of-Life
Doctors may have gaps in their knowledge of end-of-life law. In this episode, the last of our end-of-life series, we review the relevant legal frameworks.
Ep2: Cultural Humility
Treating a dying person goes beyond understanding their disease. In the second of a three-part series, we examine the importance of family and culture in end-of-life care—from the ICU to the neonatal unit.
Ep1: Recognising Death
For our first show we're starting at the end: end-of-life care and decision-making. It's a hard topic to discuss with patients, but it might be the most important conversation we're not having.