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Aug
13

Armchair Expert Podcast: Atul Gawande

ArmChair expert Podcast: Atul Gawande   Dr. Atul Gawande discussed the Best Case/Worst Case framework with Dax Shepard on the Armchair Expert Podcast. Listen to the segment where they discuss BC/WC below or check out the full podcast episode at this link.    

Jun
21

Surgical Palliative Care Podcast

 Surgical PALLIATIVE Care Podcast episode 13: Dr. Gretchen Schwarze: Surgical Buy-In and Best Case/Worst Case   Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Gretchen Schwarze, a vascular surgeon, medical ethicist and prolific researcher known for her work focused on surgical buy-in and the best case/worst case scenario.  Gretchen is an endowed professor in […]

Apr
21

WORT 89.9 FM Interview: When Healthcare Is A Waiting Game: Routine Medical Procedures During COVID-19

WORT FM Interview: When Healthcare Is A Waiting Game: Routine Medical Procedures During COVID-19   Dr. Schwarze discussed the effects of COVID-19 on non-coronavirus patients with WORT news public affairs director Chali Pittman. Listen to the discussion using the player below or on the WORT FM Website.    WORT 89.9FM Madison · When Healthcare is a […]

Dec
31

ProPublica: The Family Wanted a Do Not Resuscitate Order. The Doctors Didn’t.

ProPublica: The Family Wanted a Do Not Resuscitate Order. The Doctors Didn’t. Dr. Schwarze was interviewed by Caroline Chen for this ProPublica article. You can read the full article here. From the article: The surgeons “expressed significant emotional reaction,” including “betrayal, unhappiness, disappointment,” Schwarze reported. They felt that there was an implicit contract that patients […]

Dec
13

New York Times: Frail Older Patients Struggle After Even Minor Operations

New York Times: Frail Older Patients Struggle After Even Minor Operations   Dr. Schwarze was featured in this New York Times article about the post-operative care of frail older patients. In the article, she discusses The Patient Preferences Project’s Question Prompt List Intervention that can help patients ask meaningful questions when deciding if surgery is right […]

Jun
21

GeriPal Podcast: Advance Care Planning before Major Surgery

GeriPal Podcast: Advance Care Planning before Major Surgery Dr. Schwarze was a guest on the GeriPal Podcast to discuss advance care planning before major surgery. Check out the episode using the player below or on the GeriPal Website! GeriPal – A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Podcast · Advance Care Planning before Major Surgery: A Podcast […]

Jun
07

New York Times: The Elderly Are Getting Complex Surgeries. Often It Doesn’t End Well.

New York Times: The Elderly Are Getting Complex Surgeries. Often It Doesn’t End Well. Dr. Schwarze was interviewed for this article in the New York Times about how surgery in older adults can lead to poor outcomes that may not be anticipated by patients and their family members. The problem, said Dr. Schwarze, was that […]

Oct
10

GeriPal Podcast: Uncertainty, Scenario Planning, and American Pie

GeriPal Podcast: Uncertainty, Scenario Planning, and American Pie   Hear Dr. Schwarze discuss scenario planning and her New England Journal of Medicine paper titled “Managing Uncertainty: Harnessing the power of scenario-planning” on the GeriPal Podcast. You can listen to the episode using the player below or by visiting the GeriPal website. The idea behind scenario-planning, […]

Mar
02

New York Times: A Surgery Standard Under Fire

New York Times: A Surgery Standard Under Fire   Dr. Schwarze was interviewed in this New York Times story about how the use of a 30-day mortality window in surgical report cards can lead to unacknowledged harm for patients.  

 

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