Interested in Healthcare Books or Podcasts? Either Way, We’ve Got You Covered!

POSTED on 02/28/2020 by Be Something Amazing

Healthcare is one of the most fluid fields, which can make it hard to keep up with current topics and headlines. We recognize that everyone likes to learn a little differently, so we’ve provided a few different ways to stay up to date on today’s healthcare news.

KHN What The Health (Podcast)

Hosted by Julie Rover, Chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, this podcast is a bipartisan look at what’s happening in today’s healthcare industry.  Julie addresses an all-female panel of health policy reporters from various media outlets asking today’s hot topic questions. This podcast has a different feel from any other news podcast. The topics they cover are updated and interesting and the format is of one that will keep your attention.

TED Health (Podcast)

If you don’t know what TED talks are by now, I advise you to visit immediately! If you do know what TED talks are, I’m sure you’ll be glad to hear that they offer a health podcast. TED Health focuses less on the business side of healthcare and more on the science and medicine side. From way-new medical breakthroughs to smart daily health habits, doctors and researchers share their discoveries about medicine and well-being.

Advancing Health (Podcast)

Advancing Health is the American Hospital Association’s podcast series. Podcasts will feature conversations with hospital and health system leaders on a variety of issues that impact patients and communities.

The Waiting Room (Documentary)

The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices.

The ER waiting room serves as the grounding point for the documentary, capturing in vivid detail what it means for millions of Americans to live without health insurance. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners who lack insurance. Steel workers, taxicab drivers and international asylum seekers crowd the halls. The film weaves the stories of several patients – as well as the hospital staff charged with caring for them – as they cope with the complexity of the nation’s public health care system, while weathering the storm of a national recession.

The Waiting Room shows the struggle and determination of both a community and an institution coping with limited resources and no road map for navigating a health care landscape marked by historic economic and political dysfunction. It is a film about one hospital, its multifaceted community, and how our common vulnerability to illness binds us together as humans.

An American Sickness (Book)

An American Sickness provides a breakdown of healthcare past and present from all different aspects of the system. Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal dives deep into our dysfunctional healthcare system and offers practical solutions to its many problems.