Episode 105: Dr. Girma Tefera
Dr. Kohler invites Dr. Girma Tefera on the show to discuss racial inequality and prejudice that healthcare workers face. Dr. Tefera urges everyone to reflect, honestly, on the biases you have learned throughout your own life. People of color face inequality in every facet of our society- it is not an issue of the past. Any discrimination is an unacceptable amount, and until it is 100% resolved, our country will continue to be plagued by it.
Just Mercy (Free): https://www.justmercyfilm.com/
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/408/408-h/408-h.htm
The Frontlines of COVID: A Surgery Sett Series: Episode 16 - Dr. Gwynneth Schell
Throughout this pandemic, we've experienced intense isolation, great loss, and, for many, unprecedented stress in the workplace. It comes as no surprise that the era of coronavirus may have a lasting impact on people's mental health. So how can we work through it? What are mental health care providers doing to make services accessible and effective? Dr. Gwynneth Schell discusses how her services have changed, and the impact of the pandemic on our mental health.
Dr. Gwynneth Schell, LPC: https://www.uwhealth.org/findadoctor/profile/gwynneth-e-schell-lpc/10970
UW Health Behavioral Health and Crisis Numbers: https://www.uwhealth.org/mental-health-behavioral-health-services/46535
"If" by Rudyard Kipling: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46473/if---
If you or someone you know is having a mental health emergency:
Dane County Crisis: (608) 280-2600
National Suicide Prevention Line: 800-273-8255
Or call 911
The Frontlines of COVID: A Surgery Sett Series: Episode 14 - Dr. Ben Zarzaur
Although there is no surgical operation that can be done to treat COVID-19, the pandemic calls for all hands on deck. Where initially we may have predicted that the fight against coronavirus would require us to free up resources and make room for medicine, Dr. Ben Zarzaur has proven that surgeons, too, have a role in this fight. Dr. Zarzaur discusses how he put his ideas, and his past experiences, into action to mobilize surgeons during the crisis.
Society of Critical Care Medicine COVID Resources: https://www.sccm.org/disaster
FEMA Trainings: https://training.fema.gov/
"The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by William Butler Yeats: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43281/the-lake-isle-of-innisfree
The Frontlines of COVID: A Surgery Sett Series: Episode 12 - Josh Marshall
The frontlines of COVID doesn’t only include healthcare workers, it also includes journalists. In an era where information is so important, journalists are facing threats of their own. With an advertising drought caused by the economic crash associated with COVID, many news providers are having to make sacrifices as they struggle to continue covering the pandemic. Josh Marshall, founder of Talking Points Memo, joins Dr. Kohler for the Surgery Sett’s 100th episode to discuss how he is navigating this crisis.
Talking Points Memo: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/
The Josh Marshall Podcast: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/podcast-series/the-josh-marshall-podcast
The TPM List of Key Coronavirus Crisis Links: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/covid-19-community
The Frontlines of COVID: A Surgery Sett Series: Episode 10 - Dr. Barbara Boyer
Dr. Barbara Boyer is the president of the medical staff of her hospital, which has a decentralized structure. They don't share a common email system, in the past they had met in-person once a month, and now they are faced with trying to organize under the conditions of COVID. Dr. Boyer shares how she's gone about distributing resources and disseminating information, while facing the threat of coronavirus and the obstacles of social distancing.
Some Good News with John Krasinski:
"To Be of Use" by Marge Piercy: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57673/to-be-of-use
The Frontlines of COVID: A Surgery Sett Series: Episode 9 - Dr. Rebecca Minter
Thus far in the Frontlines of COVID series, Dr. Kohler has been discussing the COVID crisis with those "on the ground" so to speak. Now, Dr. Kohler meets with the chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin: Dr. Rebecca Minter. Dr. Minter shares how she has orchestrated the department along with her fellow chairs to make care run as smoothly as possible.
Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781591847489
"Lockdown" by Father Richard Hendrick: https://www.irishcentral.com/news/coronavirus-lockdown-poem
The Frontlines of COVID: A Surgery Sett Series: Episode 8 - Dr. Jill Ties
COVID-19 has put an unprecedented strain on the resources in our healthcare system, especially in big cities where the virus spreads rapidly. Where we see cities struggling to deal with a lack of resources, a lot can be learned from rural communities where getting creative with a lack of resources is more common. Dr. Jill Ties gives us her perspective on this lack of resources, and shares how her hospital is dealing with coronavirus.
The Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin COVID-19 Resources: https://www.scwisconsin.org
American College of Surgeons COVID-19 Resources for Surgeons: https://www.facs.org/covid-19
Hospital Resource Utilization and Pandemic Prediction Models from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: https://covid19.healthdata.org
Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address: http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/cooper.htm