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Dr. Steevens Library challenges you to set aside the next 5, 10 or 15 minutes to watch and listen.  The following email contains links The following email contains links to podcasts & videos, nuggets of information for those of us who prefer the visual or the auditory forms of information.

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Mental Elf Mental illness amongst mental health professionals with Linda Gask, 27 Jun 2017 Professor Linda Gask speaks about her own experience living with depression and anxiety, whilst working as a psychiatrist in the NHS.  



Ted Talks How augmented reality could change the future of surgery Nadine Hachach-Haram is developing a new system that helps surgeons operate together and train one another on new techniques — from remote locations using low-cost augmented reality tools https://www.ted.com/talks/nadine_hachach_haram_how_augmented_reality_could_change_the_future_of_surgery


Radio Lab Playing God When people are dying and you can only save some, how do you choose?  What happens–what should happen–when humans are forced to play god? https://www.wnyc.org/radio/#/ondemand/829059


On the wards when doctor becomes patient – turning the mic on onthewards host james edwards


 Amy Coopes is a fourth-year medical student at the University of New South Wales left full-time journalism to pursue a career in medicine, after a decade in news reporting including five years as Australia correspondent for Agence France-Presse https://onthewards.org/doctor-becomes-patient-turning-mic-onthewards-host-james-edwards/




Coping with Stress: Breathing Tips Voicebox  Childline


It can be hard to know what to do when you’re feeling stressed. In part 1 of 3 videos, Childline counsellor Raz talks us through 3 techniques of Mindfulness to try. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-DG2ZYEflA


HIMSS Code Red: HIMSS’ Cybersecurity Podcast


Code Red focuses on cybersecurity challenges facing health care today & tomorrow, featuring the voices of the people on the front lines. The podcast explores the interplay between the people, processes & technologies that make up an organization’s cybersecurity  



Librarians Aloud Episode 018 – Andy Tattersall & Jan Holmquist ILI2017

ReleasedNov 01, 2017


Laura talks to Andy Tattersall and Jan Holmquist at the Internet Librarian International conference in London. They cover their librarian origin stories talk about library advocacy, global libraries, open access, social media, fake news, research communication. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/librarians-aloud/id1203773906?mt=2


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Mental Elf Digital mental health #MHQT, 15 Mar 2017 Live podcast from the third Mental Health Question Time public discussion, expert panel consider how we should reach the future of digital mental health, and what will it look like.  




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BBC 4 – Inside Health The Future Heart It’s fifty years since the first human heart transplant but the number of donor organs – about 200 per year in the UK – remains dwarfed by demand… http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09h72xq


Oxford University Podcasts And then the magic happens! Can realist synthesis really be systematic?


Dr Andrew Booth gives a talk for the Realist Reviews and Realist Evaluations short course.

Realist synthesis has positioned itself as a potentially valuable tool within health services research and evaluation.




BBC 4 – Inside Health Medical detection dogs Can dogs smell cancer? Ever since Hippocrates the odour of disease has been used to aid diagnosis but has this simple technique been forgotten? Dr Mark Porter investigates the evidence for whether canine super noses  



On the ward Liver transplantation James talks to Anastasia Volovets about liver transplantation, a final treatment option for patients who would otherwise die of their liver disease.




HIMSS Patient Engagement Podcast


Learn how to “e-connect” your medical practice or organization with patients as you work towards meeting the Meaningful Use patient engagement requirement. Hear our success stories and lessons learned in consumer-facing health IT through healthcare social media, patient portals, and online forum http://www.himss.org/library/podcasts/patient-engagement


Ted Talks Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? https://www.ted.com/talks/anil_seth_how_your_brain_hallucinates_your_conscious_reality



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Antibiotic Prescribing and Use in Doctor’s Offices

Antibiotic Prescribing and Use in Hospitals and Long-Term care

Antibiotics treat certain infections caused by bacteria. They do not treat viruses like the cold or flu. When they are not needed, antibiotics won’t help you, & the side effects could still hurt you.

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious public health problems the CDC works to improve antibiotic prescribing and use in human health care, and educate patients about the importance of appropriate use

Studies indicate that 30-50% of antibiotics prescribed in hospitals are unnecessary or inappropriate.




















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Chomi Media Anatomy’s Photography [Video] Historians have intensively studied medical photography — photographic clinics, medical portraiture, forensic medicine, photomicrography, and so on. But missing from that list is the field that for centuries stood at the heart of the medical curriculum, and whose images had a privileged status in the hierarchy of medical print culture: anatomy. http://www.chomi.org/anatomys-photography-video/



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Kings College London

Psychiatric Home Treatment – Cameron Spence


Cameron Spence of the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London discusses psychiatric home treatment with Nigel Warburton for Health & Society.  



University of Liverpool New Podcast – The Future of healthcare is ‘personal


Personalised medicine is a type of medical care in which treatment is customised for an individual patient and is a move away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to the treatment and care of patients with a particular condition https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2017/09/05/new-podcast-the-future-of-healthcare/


Oxford University Podcasts Healthcare 2030: Oxford and the Value of Human Health


Panel discussion looking at healthcare in the future as part of the inaugural Oxford Alumni Weekend in Asia held in in Hong Kong.  



The Women’s podcast Irish Times The Women’s Podcast – Ep 180 Everyday Stories: Talking About Abortion Have you ever wanted to talk to someone about abortion, but didn’t know how to go about it? The Everyday Stories project is about facilitating those conversations through workshops in towns and villages all across the country ahead of a referendum on the Eighth Amendment in the coming months. https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/the-women-s-podcast


Chomi Media Writing Health in Irish Charity Letters, 1922-1940 This paper focuses on the perspective of those who experienced poverty, rather than those who decided policy, in the first decades of the newly-independent Irish state in the 1920s.

The principal archival source from which this talk was drawn is a collection of letters held at the Dublin Diocesan Archives