Articles matching the ‘war’ Category

April 21st, 2022

Podcast 288: Following up with a Ukrainian narcologist

Spend 15 minutes with Dr. Natalia Shevchuk, whom we interviewed by candlelight last month. She is sheltering in the Odessa region now, having left the Donetsk area. This time, she relates how she lost a colleague in Russia’s attack on the Kramatorsk railway station and found another she’d feared lost in Mariupol. She told us that […]


March 20th, 2022

Podcast 286: Talking about addiction treatment by candlelight from Ukraine’s Donetsk region

Dr. Natalia Shevchuk (pictured above) treats substance use disorders in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. Her face is candlelit because her town is under curfew, and people aren’t allowed to put on their room lights (if they have electricity) in the hours of darkness, lest Russian bombardments use the lights as guides. She talked with Dr. Ali Raja […]


March 8th, 2022

Podcast 284: The clinical situation in Ukraine

Some 85 years ago Guernica was bombed, and after that came Dresden, Coventry, Hiroshima, Bach Mai, and the rest. This episode of Clinical Conversations asks how it might be possible to help clinicians under bombardment in Ukraine. As you will hear, one hospital in Chernihiv keeps all but essential staff away from its buildings when […]


July 4th, 2015

Podcast 178: Why Should Clinicians’ Complicity in CIA Torture Matter to You?

Dr. Scott Allen of Physicians for Human Rights talks about the lessons evident in the complicity of clinicians — physicians, PAs, and psychologists at the very least — in the torture of prisoners. His group published an analysis under the title “Doing Harm: Health professionals’ central role in the CIA torture program,” and that’s the focus […]


June 25th, 2014

Podcast 171: PTSD Treatment Effects Remain Largely Unmeasured By the Military and the VA

Running time: 10 minutes The Institute of Medicine’s report on treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder finds that active military and veterans with PTSD aren’t always getting evidence-based treatments. And when those treatments are used, they’re too often not used according to protocols and the results aren’t measured. The upshot? The agencies with responsibility for treating PTSD […]


March 8th, 2009

Podcast 33: We repeat, after the principal news of the week, an interview with Stephen Hetz, co-editor of “War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq”

This week’s podcast includes an interview from September 2008 with Stephen Hetz, co-editor of “War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq,” published last summer by the Surgeon General. We’re going to change our name to “Clinical Conversations.” which, come to think of it, makes more sense than “Admitting Diagnosis,” but doesn’t have the mystery and the […]


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