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 they are not on duty — for fear of losing them to Russian attacks.

A neurologist in Chernihiv, Serhiy Kareta, and a Ukrainian American trauma surgeon based in Philadelphia, Roxolana Horbowyj, join the Mass. General’s Ali Raja and NEJM Group’s Joe Elia in a conversation about the clinical situation in Ukraine and what listeners can do to help.

Here is a link to the Ukraine Ministry of Health’s humanitarian needs list

Transcript of the interview

[Running time: 20 minutes]

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