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The Identity Project; a My Why Podcast - My Why Revolution EPISODE 8, 22nd April 2020
When Medicine Meets Humanity, an interview with Dr. Hassan Masri
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When Medicine Meets Humanity, an interview with Dr. Hassan Masri

THIS CAST IS SPONSORED BY the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation www.lrhf.ca OR www.lloydminstermentalhealth.ca

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Our guest today is the one and only Dr. Hassan Masri. He is an Canadian and American Board certified ICU specialist and a PROUD Saskatchewan resident. Join us as we talk about everything from the Humboldt bus tragedy to the coronavirus. This is a cast YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS.

You can follow Dr. Hassan Masri on Instagram at @hassmaz

THEMES: The Humboldt Bronco bus tragedy, COVID-19, "The Vacuum" and more..

Introduction: Thank you to Jess Tetu and information on the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation. We want to send a big thank you to the The Lloydminster Region Health Foundation for sponsoring this episode! They would like to thank our local healthcare team who responded so quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our local hospital leaders moved fast to secure life-saving supplies for our frontline staff and within days our hospital had a strong stock of life- saving supplies from the local community. This happened because of generous donors.

If you are looking for ways to help, a COVID-19 Emergency Fund has been started. While there is no pressure to give in these uncertain times, we are taking donations to cover a variety items that have already been purchased and still need to be purchased.


We also welcome you to learn more about blood, tissue and organ donation in Canada on the Government of Canada website.


3:26: Welcome Dr. Hassan Masri!

4:00: Why Medicine?

5:06: Mentorship and going the extra mile

5:22: Being beyond a "doctor"

5:50: Growing up and how the path started

6:16: When it clicked, the start of saving lives

6:31: "This is no joke. I just saved someones life."

7:10: Making a huge difference and no one knows... finding the meaning of it all

7:32: Being beyond just the doctor

9:55: Jessie's personal experience with Dr. Hassan's bed side manner

10:25: Pride in Saskatoon and in Saskatchewan

14:21: "I can't do anything if you don't trust me."

14:40: April 6, 2018 "changed the way I looked at Saskatchewan."

17:30: Entering the ICU before knowing about the Humboldt Bronco bus accident

18:00: Hoping this is a minor accident and no one is seriously injured... then news starts coming in about the severity of what happened. "This is more than what I ever wanted to sign up for."

21:00: Permission to share about his interactions over Bed 6 and "Logan"

23:00: The continuation of the "Logan Effect"

23:50: Team work

26:41: Delivering the news to Logan's parents...

27:35: Can we save other people

31:29: Surge in organ donations (70%)

31:40: "Logan saving more lives than I will in years!"

35:05: When emotions enter into medicine. Dr. Masri shares how his emotions and mental health are affected by his important work

40:35: Jokes, humour and its okay to have a sad day.

43:00: Listening to his patients... common-sense and thinking of hospital rooms as someones residence

Transitioning to COVID-19.

46:00: The words to describe everything we are going through right now. How this is going to be humbling. How things have evolved since first hearing about the virus.

48:10: FREE PRESS in a free society.

51:40: How serious is this virus?

51:51: Positives from tragedies...

54:27: What you are saying... MATTERS! Weak arguments...

58:07: Is Saskatchewan flattening the curve!? YES! WHY?

1:04:17: Why Dr. Hassan Masri isn't surprised about Saskatchewan flattening the curve. Pseudoscience and Government...

1:05:41: Holding Governments accountable, even if I don't like my enemy or my government... What is the fair and right thing to do? When does time and place come into this?

1:11:31: What does the virus look like for patients? The virus is brand new... What does that mean in terms of learning about it?

1:19:55: Myths and damaging beliefs about COVID-19... Holding your breath, garlic, and more...

1:20:40: Garlic myths!

1:24:07: Racial and hurtful stereotypes

1:26:55: Did you have COVID in fall of 2019?

1:30:30: Coles notes version of gloves, masks and beyond... recommendations are changing!

1:34:30: Respecting people in positions of power/education

1:36:55: "I believe in an educated society."

1:39:31: Anti malarial and medications

1:39:50: The Saskatchewan experiment...

1:40:17: Government updates

1:41:28: Thank you's and personal send offs to Dr. Masri. Follow @hassmaz on Instagram.

1:41:33: Coffee... Final words...