Podcasts: Patient Interviews
PCIC podcasts do not replace careful clinical judgement specific to each patient / family situation. ALWAYS use your careful clinical judgement when caring for each patient and family.
While podcasts can be played from the link below, if you click on the “more” icon, you will be able to play and or download them.
Table of Contents
Ashley Robinson, Living with Sickle Cell Disease & Pain
Ashley Robinson describes her experience of living with Sickle Cell Disease and pain. Interviewed by Charles von Gunten, MD
Carlos Smith, Living with AIDS & Pain
Carlos Smith discusses how palliative medicine revolutionized his quality of life living with AIDs by relieving the severe and constant pain he endures. Carlos shares how he combated negative patient stereotypes and communications silos that existed among some clinicians, and gives a tour of the complex medicine chest he manages daily. Interviewed by Charles von Gunten, MD
Ellen Rudy, Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis & Dyspnea
Ellen Rudy discusses living with Pulmonary Fibrosis and Dyspnea, along with her thoughts of suicide, depression and the fears that often come with terminal illness, and reveals and how a prescription of the right medication transformed her from a life of constant sleep and simply wanting to die. Interviewed by Charles von Gunten, MD
Jaime Rodriguez Talks About Dying
Paul Bean, Spouse Living with Ovarian Cancer & Malignant Bowel Obstruction
Dr. Paul Bean, an Emergency Room Physician, discusses how hospice care transformed his wife’s and family’s experience of living with a complete malignant bowel obstruction due to ovarian cancer. Interviewed by Charles von Gunten, MD and Christine Hudak, MD
Peppy Chernoff, Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (part 1)
Peppy Chernoff describes the concurrent role of palliative care and chemotherapy in the treatment of her stage IV breast cancer. Interviewed by Charles von Gunten, MD
Peppy Chernoff, Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (part 2)
One year after a first interview, Peppy Chernoff shares how enrolling in hospice is helping her live with stage IV breast cancer.