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CRACKCast & Physicians as Humans on CanadiEM

CanadiEM aims to improve emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners and providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources. The CanadiEM Podcast brings you cutting edge clinical topics on the National Rounds Series and delves into the struggles that doctors face on the Physicians as Humans Series.

Oct 4, 2017

In the fourth episode of the Physicians as Humans project, I speak with Dr. Kevin Dueck, a family medicine resident at McMaster, about his decision to take parental leave during residency. Also check out his blog https://abootmedicine.wordpress.com/!

This is an ongoing project, so if you or anyone you know have a story...


Oct 2, 2017

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen' 9th edition, Chapter 104, Factitious Disorders and Malingering.

Episode Overview

  • Two categories of psychiatric illness are covered in this episode
    • Factitious Disorder
    • Malingering
  • Individuals suffering from factitious disorders fabricate symptoms of illness to fulfill the sick...


Sep 28, 2017

This 113th episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s 9th edition, Chapter 103, Somatoform Disorders. The diagnosis of SSD is made when there are persistent and clinically significant physical complaints that are accompanied by excessive and disproportionate health-related thoughts, feelings, and behaviours regarding...


Sep 25, 2017

This episode covers Chapter 102 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine (9th Ed.), Anxiety Disorders. 

Episode Overview

  • Patients who present with predominant symptoms of anxiety may be suffering from medical disorders (think cardiac, resp, endocrine, neurologic), medication effects, or substance abuse or withdrawal.
  • Anxiety...


Sep 21, 2017

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 101 (9th Ed.), mood disorders. The podcast will focus on the diagnosis and management of common mood disturbances.

Episode Overview

  • Patients with apparent mood disorders should be evaluated for medical disorders, medication effects, substance abuse or withdrawal...