Challenging the meaning of palliative care, with Dr. Camilla Zimmermann
In this episode of Behind the Breakthrough, Dr. Camilla Zimmermann talks about how her research has helped change the practice of palliative care from end-of-life care to a more wholistic approach that answers the question, “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?” Dr. Zimmermann refers to herself and her team as “an extra layer of support” to those living with a terminal illness. We hear about how the practice has evolved and the vast potential of a research field that’s still largely in its infancy. Dr. Zimmermann also reveals how the death of her parents when she was a teenager shaped her career, her initial reluctance to admit to colleagues her desire to be a palliative care specialist, and how stigma still hangs on the concept of what is palliative care.
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Dr. Alex Mihailidis on helping us live at home longer
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Dr. Sonya MacParland on developing the world’s first map of the liver
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Dr. Brad Wouters on UHN's COVID-19 research, leadership during the pandemic, and anti-vaxxers
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Pioneering treatments to get spinal cord injured patients mobile, with Dr. Kristin Musselman
Reversing blindness and the serendipity of science, with Dr. Valerie Wallace
Repairing broken hearts with stem cells, with Dr. Michael Laflamme
Overcoming ‘impostor syndrome’ and helping the elderly live well, with Dr. Jennifer Campos
Meet the cancer code breaker, Dr. Mathieu Lupien
Robotics, rehabilitation therapy and learning from failure, with Dr. Milos Popovic
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