Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast

The Last High / Dr. Daniel Kalla

July 03, 2020 Gillian McCormick, Susannah Steers Season 2 Episode 1
Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast
The Last High / Dr. Daniel Kalla
Chapters
2:45
Daniel Kalla: Doctor/Author
11:18
Transplant Lists, Poisons and Users
21:36
Daniel Reads Prologue
26:25
Opioid 101
38:57
COVID Opioid Deaths Increase
54:14
What is health?
Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast
The Last High / Dr. Daniel Kalla
Jul 03, 2020 Season 2 Episode 1
Gillian McCormick, Susannah Steers

Dr. Daniel Kalla talks to us about why he wrote his 11th novel, The Last High, a Globe and Mail Best Spring Read choice. He gives us an intriguing look into the devastation this epidemic has caused in his chosen field of emergency medicine, the impacts of the pandemic and where change is desperately needed.

BIO: Born, raised, and still residing in Vancouver, Daniel spends his days (and sometimes nights) working as an Emergency Department Physician at St. Paul’s Hospital for the past twenty years. He has been the Emergency Department Head since 2013. He is clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia.

Daniel is also the author of eleven published novels, which have been translated into twelve languages. He has had two novels options for film, and his Shanghai trilogy has is being developed for a TV series. In his eleventh novel, The Last High, Daniel uses his real-life experience as a physician in a downtown hospital to tackle the causes and impacts of the opioid crisis in an realistic gritty thriller that he wrote, in part, as a cautionary tale.

Daniel received his B.Sc. in mathematics and his MD from the University of British Columbia, where he is now an clinical associate professor and the department head of a major urban ER. He the proud father of two girls and a poorly behaved but lovable mutt, Milo.

Discover Daniel Kalla on the Web
DanielKalla.com

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Gillian and Dan discuss this graph. ://health-infobase.canada.ca/substance-related-harms/opioids/graphs?index=340)  

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Find Susannah Steers at www.movingspirit.ca and on social media @themovingspirit.

Find Gillian McCormick at https://physiogillian.com/ and on social media @physiogillian

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Dr. Daniel Kalla talks to us about why he wrote his 11th novel, The Last High, a Globe and Mail Best Spring Read choice. He gives us an intriguing look into the devastation this epidemic has caused in his chosen field of emergency medicine, the impacts of the pandemic and where change is desperately needed.

BIO: Born, raised, and still residing in Vancouver, Daniel spends his days (and sometimes nights) working as an Emergency Department Physician at St. Paul’s Hospital for the past twenty years. He has been the Emergency Department Head since 2013. He is clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia.

Daniel is also the author of eleven published novels, which have been translated into twelve languages. He has had two novels options for film, and his Shanghai trilogy has is being developed for a TV series. In his eleventh novel, The Last High, Daniel uses his real-life experience as a physician in a downtown hospital to tackle the causes and impacts of the opioid crisis in an realistic gritty thriller that he wrote, in part, as a cautionary tale.

Daniel received his B.Sc. in mathematics and his MD from the University of British Columbia, where he is now an clinical associate professor and the department head of a major urban ER. He the proud father of two girls and a poorly behaved but lovable mutt, Milo.

Discover Daniel Kalla on the Web
DanielKalla.com

Discover Daniel Kalla on Social Media
Facebook
Twitter

Gillian and Dan discuss this graph. ://health-infobase.canada.ca/substance-related-harms/opioids/graphs?index=340)  

Discover Small Conversations on Social Media
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

Find Susannah Steers at www.movingspirit.ca and on social media @themovingspirit.

Find Gillian McCormick at https://physiogillian.com/ and on social media @physiogillian

Daniel Kalla: Doctor/Author
Transplant Lists, Poisons and Users
Daniel Reads Prologue
Opioid 101
COVID Opioid Deaths Increase
What is health?