Venezuela, Quit a Job, Female Doctors Have Better Outcomes
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 465
- Jan 12, 2017
- 1:41:04 mins
Venezuela in Crisis Guest: Kirk Hawkins, Professor of Political Science, BYU Venezuela’s economy is in collapse. Its people are starving. Its hospitals are without basic supplies. And the country’s National Assembly this week accused President Nicolas Maduro of abandoning his post. That was mostly symbolic, the National Assembly can’t remove a Venezuelan president from office and country’s top court annulled the vote. How to Quit a Job Guest: Anthony Klotz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business, Oregon State University It turns out that there’s more than one way to quit a job. At least seven ways, in fact. The most common is a fairly amicable parting of ways. But research conducted by Oregon State University finds it’s surprisingly common for people to quit in dramatic fashion – even calling the boss names and torching all good will on the way out. We’re Missing the Point on Russia Guest: Jeremy Friedman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, author of “Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World.” Donald Trump’s first press conference as President-elect today was dominated by questions about Russia: on the subject of whether or not Russia was behind the hack of the Democratic Party during the election, Trump says, yes, he thinks it was; on his relationship with Vladimir Putin, Trump said, if Putin likes him, that’s a good thing for US-Russian relations. As to whether or not Russia might have incriminating information on him, Trump says they would have used it already if they had it, so they clearly don’t have it. Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne, Host of BYUradio's "Apple Seed" Sam Payne joins us in the studio to share tales of tellers and stories. Extreme Downpours Guest: Andreas Prein, PhD, National Center for Atmospheric Research The National Weather Service is documenting a week of unsettled weather across the country. Heavy rain and snow are pummeling the West, causing major flooding concerns in some areas, while unseasonably warm temperatures are registering in the Central and Eastern U.S. But toward the weekend, a strong cold front will move into those parts of the country, bringing freezing rain to the Southern plains and thunderstorms from Texas to the Carolina coast. Climate scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research say storms will get more intense – particularly in summer months – as the atmosphere warms. Their analysis appears in the journal “Nature Climate Change.” Female Doctors Have Better Health Outcomes Guest: Anupam Jena, MD, Association Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, a Physician in the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Next time you end up in the hospital, you might want to hope your doctor is a woman. Hospital patients who are treated by female doctors have a better chance of survival than those treated by male doctors. That’s the conclusion of an analysis published in the journal “JAMA Internal Medicine” that looked at more than a million and a half Medicare patients who were hospitalized. Here’s one way of looking at the difference: if all Medicare patients in the hospital were treated by female doctors, there would be 32,000 fewer patient deaths every year.