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Who cares about Research? is an award-winning podcast dedicated to sharing the world of cutting edge social research with the people it most affects. Co-hosted by care leaver and journalist, Sophia Alexandra Hall, and social science Ph.D. student, Eva A Sprecher, this unique double-act interview leading researchers in their fields about what’s next in the world of social science and why we should care. Season one out now. Artwork by Lauren Moore, and Music by Timothy Selman.
 
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Happy EMS Week! We got together to discuss our worst EMS Week gifts, why night shift never gets any fresh food, and why we should change EMS Week to better work for our profession! Enjoy your week, as long as you’re on day shift and not off until Thursday…. All kidding aside, here’s some sobering statistics on our profession: Bureau of Labor Statis…
 
Ed and Dan are back, this time talking about care of burn patients outside of the hospital. Burn injuries are high-acuity, low occurrence events (HALO), and it’s easy to miss things that may have a bigger impact on your patient than previously thought. We talk about initial basic care, why wet dressings are bad for anything more than a very small b…
 
Ed and Dan are the hosts for our latest “What The Actual…” episode, where we take a look at an EMS train wreck and try to learn from it…or at least try to figure out what the heck happened. This time, we travel to Sedgwick County, Kansas, where a prehospital attempt at palliative care goes way off the rails, resulting in everyone involved being san…
 
For most places in EMS, how we treat cardiac arrests in adults is drastically different than how we do it in pediatric patients. And the results show it. Ed and Dan sit down with Dr. Peter Antevy and talk about how we can do better with pediatric arrests. Dr. Antevy’s programs in Florida have dramatically improved their pediatric survival from card…
 
Have you ever wondered why the news media gets EMS stories so messed up? Do you cringe each time you see a news story talk about “ambulance drivers”? Is your agency concerned with sharing your work with the community because of “HIPAA”? Dan sits down with journalist and clinician Rich Huff (@richmhuff) as well as our good friend Margaret Keavney (w…
 
The transgender population is a part of your patient population, and we all need to know how to assess and communicate therapeutically with our trans patients. Matt Streger introduces us to Taylor Sprecher, a trans man and EMT who has taken the lead in trying to educate clinicians about trans patients, and some clinical pearls for us to utilize. Di…
 
In this second half of our first interview of the year, Dr. Rezaie discusses the following topics: Paper #5: HALT-IT · Paper: The HALT-IT Trial Collaborators. Effects of High-Dose 24-h Infusion of Tranexamic Acid on Death and Thromboembolic Events in Patients with Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding (HALT-IT): An International Randomised, Double-Blind,…
 
Happy New Year! 2020 brought us a lot of challenges, as we all know. Dr. Salim Rezaie of RebelEM comes back on to the show to discuss the most important papers of 2020. This episode discusses: Paper #1: CURASMUR The Succinylcholine vs Rocuronium for Out-of-Hospital Emergency Intubation (CURASMUR) trial Guihard Bertrand et al. Effect of Rocuronium v…
 
They have finally arrived, and while it’s not the beginning of the end; it may be the end of the beginning. The gang gets together to talk about the truths and rumors behind the COVID-19 vaccine, and why we think every clinician should give serious thought to taking it. The NEJM study on the Pfizer vaccine: https://www.jwatch.org/na52963/2020/12/15…
 
In this episode, Sophia and Eva round off Season 1 by taking a look back at how the podcast came to exist, what it's been like creating the first season, and what's in store for Season 2. We'll be talking highlights, surprises, awkward photoshoots, and plans for the future. Release date: Midday (BST), 9th December 2020 Support the show (http://bit.…
 
Is it ever acceptable to use physical force or 'restraint' with children in custody? This week Sophia and Eva talk to Dr Felicity Shenton and Professor Roger Smith about this controversial question. We take a deep dive into an unusual research project they did with a group of young co-researchers to look at children’s experiences of restraint in cu…
 
What is emotional intelligence and how is it related to eating raw carrots? What is cortisol and how does it affect our bodies? And why do social workers and sheep share some similarities when stressed? This week we answer all this and more in our conversation with Dr Laura Biggart, from the University of East Anglia. Release date: Midday (BST), 25…
 
On this episode, Dan gets to sit down virtually with Dr. Andrew Fisher, otherwise known as “Saint” Fisher, of the Saint Fisher Church of Evidence Based Medicine. He’s been an EMT, Paramedic, PA, surgical PGY-1, Army Ranger, and author of a lot of what works in trauma care, especially in prehospital environments. This is long episode, but there’s a …
 
Is the UK's reliance on predicted grades reinforcing existing inequalities between young people applying to university? In today's episode, Sophia and Eva talk to Dr Gill Wyness about why these predicted grades are so emotional, controversial, and most importantly, inaccurate. Is it time for an overhaul of this broken system? Release date: Midday (…
 
The work of Child Protection Services is no easy business - balancing following complex rules and regulations, whilst recognising the humans at the heart of this work, can be a real challenge. In this episode, Sophia and Eva talk to Samita Wilson about what she has learned from research about young people's experiences of these services. Listen alo…
 
Resilience. It's a topic that often raises more questions than it answers - so how do we use the idea of resilience to help care leavers thrive? Sophia and Eva talk to Professor Mike Stein about struggling, surviving, and thriving after care. We explore the ordinary magic of resilience and why everyone in society should be invested in supporting ca…
 
In a society where mothers who abandon their babies are seen as 'sad, bad or mad' how can we understand the real stories of these mothers and how to support them better? Eva and Sophia tackle this challenging question with Dee Blackie on their journey to improve public understanding of mothers who abandon children in South Africa. CW: Sexual Assual…
 
What is a baby box, how do they work, and why are they needed? Eva and Sophia learn from Nadene Grabham, Operations Director at Door of Hope Children's Mission, Johannesburg, about what research needs to be done to help allow for safe abandonment in South Africa. CW: Sexual Assualt, Infant Harm and Death, Termination of Pregnancies Release date: Mi…
 
What are the human stories behind the statistics about staff turnover in the child welfare system? Sophia and Eva speak to Dr Ashley Curry, Associate Clinical Professor and Director, Online MSW Program at the Erikson Institute, about what it means to really be there for a young person and what might be missing from social worker job descriptions. R…
 
From Facebook friends to 360 degree immersive social worker training, Eva and Sophia explore the use of social media in social work with Dr Tarsem Singh Cooner. Join us for a journey into the grey areas, ethical dilemmas and algorithms of this new area of social work research. Release date: Midday (BST), 30th September 2020 Support the show (http:/…
 
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