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NeoChats is an interview-style podcast focused on educating neonatal nurses caring for newborns and their families. It is a project of the non-profit Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses.

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NeoChats is an interview-style podcast focused on educating neonatal nurses caring for newborns and their families. It is a project of the non-profit Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses.

    NeoChats - Series 6 | Episode 4: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion – Dr. Andrea Frolic

    NeoChats - Series 6 | Episode 4: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion – Dr. Andrea Frolic

    NeoChats - Series 6 | Episode 4: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion – Dr. Andrea Frolic

    Andrea Frolic, PhD
    Director, Program for Ethics and Care Ecologies (PEaCE)
    Hamilton Health Sciences, MUMC Site
    Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences 
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, ON
    Podcast Description: A reflective, personal conversation with Dr. Frolic about the role of mindfulness and self-compassion to develop resilience to sustain clinical practice in high-stress/high-trauma environments like the NICU. 
    Biography: Andrea is the Director of the Program for Ethics and Care Ecologies (PEaCE) at Hamilton Health Sciences, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Rice University in Houston, Texas, including a fellowship in Clinical Ethics at MD Anderson Cancer Center. As an ethicist, Andrea's expertise includes: ethics consultation; end of life care; ethics program design; whole person care, and organizational system design to support clinician resilience in healthcare.
    Andrea has led a collaborative venture with the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster to develop and evaluate mindfulness-based, evidence informed curricula for healthcare professionals to enhance resilience in clinical practice and teaching. 
    This podcast is sponsored by Pampers Professional 

    • 30 min
    NeoChats - Series 6 | Episode 3: Serious Illness Conversations – Camara Van Breemen

    NeoChats - Series 6 | Episode 3: Serious Illness Conversations – Camara Van Breemen

    SERIES 6 | EPISODE 3: Serious Illness Conversations

    GUEST: Camara Van Breemen, MN, CHPCN
    Nurse Practitioner 9F)
    Canuck Place Children's Hospice
    Vancouver, BC
    Podcast Description: This episode discusses the importance of eliciting family goals and values in the context of serious illness in childhood.  Canuck Place Children’s Hospice adapted the Serious Illness Conversation Guide (https://www.ariadnelabs.org/serious-illness-care/) to be used with parents along the trajectory of their child’s serious illness.  Support and education for clinicians regarding increasing their confidence is having there conversation along with gaining competencies in communication and advance care planning is also reviewed.   

    Biography: Camara van Breemen is a Nurse Practitioner who leads the Enhanced Community Care program at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice providing pediatric palliative care to children and families across the Province.  She is clinical instructor for UBC, Palliative Care Division of Medicine, a Master Trainer in the serious illness conversation guide and a master trainer for Education in Palliative and End of Life Care – Pediatrics.  She is an active volunteer with Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration which works with care professionals in lesser-resourced countries to enhance delivery of pediatric palliative care.
     This podcast is sponsored by Pampers Professional 

    • 16 min
    NeoChats - Series 6 | Episode 2: Neonatal Nursing: A Global Perspective – Dr. Carole Kenner

    NeoChats - Series 6 | Episode 2: Neonatal Nursing: A Global Perspective – Dr. Carole Kenner

    SERIES 6 | EPISODE 2: Neonatal Nursing: A Global Perspective

    GUEST:  Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, ANEF, IDFCOINN
    CEO Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Inc. (COINN), Yardley, PA, USA
    Dean & Professor School of Nursing & Health Sciences,
    The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, USA

    This podcast discusses the new COINN book Neonatal Nursing:  A Global Perspective.  Each region of the world is presented through first hand stories/narratives that highlight the similarities and differences neonatal nurses face in providing care.  It also describes some of the challenges and opportunities for neonatal nurses to raise the visibility of our work.

    Visit the Council of International Neonatal Nurses at coinnurses.org to purchase your copy of Neonatal Nursing: A Global Perspective.

    Biography
    Dr. Carole Kenner is the Chief Executive Officer, Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Inc. (COINN) and Dean & Professor at The College of New Jersey School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in neonatal/perinatal nursing, and a doctorate with a minor in higher education. She has authored more than 100 journal articles and 40 textbooks.  

    Her career is dedicated to nursing education and to the health of neonates and their families. She founded COINN to connect neonatal nurses globally and works to set standards for education and practice with over 60 countries involved.  
    Professional achievements include:
    Founder of the Journal Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews.Serves on the Consensus Committee of Neonatal Intensive Care Design Standards, which sets recommendations for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit designs globally, the Gravens Infant and Family Centered Developmental Care Task Forcecreating standards and competencies.She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), a National Academies of Practice fellow, and Academy of Nursing Education Fellow, past president of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) and founding President of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN), the first international organization representing neonatal nursing.She serves on Every Newborn Action Plan- sets metrics for neonatal outcomes globally (UNICEF, WHO, USAID, UN Foundation partnership).She received the 2011 Sigma Theta Tau Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children internationally. This podcast is sponsored by Pampers

    • 14 min
    NeoChats - Series 6 | Episode 1: Adding Neuropromotion to Neonatal Care: The Benefits of Neonatal Massage - Kara Ann Waitzman

    NeoChats - Series 6 | Episode 1: Adding Neuropromotion to Neonatal Care: The Benefits of Neonatal Massage - Kara Ann Waitzman

    SERIES 6 | EPISODE 1:
    Adding Neuropromotion to Neonatal Care: The Benefits of Neonatal Massage

    GUEST: Kara Ann Waitzman, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
    President, Creative Therapy Consultants
    Founder, Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification
    PODCAST DESCRIPTION: The content of this podcast will help you identify the developmental risks of both infants and their families in the NICU along with [developing] a heightened awareness that every interaction we have with a baby and family matters in life-altering ways. Neonatal massage is highlighted as an evidence-based neuroprotective and neuropromotional activity that positively alters life for both parents and infants in the NICU. 

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Kara Ann Waitzman has been a neonatal therapist for over 35 years at a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where she assisted with the 60 bed single family room NICU design, initiated and maintains the developmental care and therapy program, and serves as the nursery’s developmental specialist. She has served on the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Continuum of Care Advisory Board and Power of Touch Committee, the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) Professional Collaborative, the Pampers Womb to World Advisory Board, and the March of Dimes Program Services board.
     Kara Ann is a Certified Neonatal Therapist, is certified in Neonatal Touch & Massage as well as the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP). She is Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT) trained and obtained the Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation through the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
    Kara Ann is president of Creative Therapy Consultants and has been a nationally sought-after speaker, educator, and consultant for over two decades. She is founder of the Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification® (NTMC), original co-founder of Infant-Driven Feeding®, and original co-developer of the Infant-Driven Feeding Scales©.  Kara Ann has published articles on neonatal positioning and handling, neonatal feeding, neuroprotection and neuropromotion, and written a chapter on neonatal neuromotor development and massage. She has developed videos on Massage, Skin-to-Skin Holding, and Swaddled Bathing for both Healthcare Providers and Parents in the NICU and SCN. 
    Kara Ann has received professional awards including the Ohio Occupational Therapy Pediatric Model Practice Award, the March of Dimes Healthcare Worker of the Year Award, the 2011 Excellence in Service Award, and the National Association of Neonatal Therapists’ 2015 Inaugural Pioneer Award.
    For more information about Kara Anns programs and teaching, please visit:
    https://www.creativetherapyconsultants.com/our-company/
    This podcast is sponsored by Pampers Professional 

    • 22 min
    NeoChats - Series 5 | Episode 3: Guided Meditation Session – Dr. Jackie Ang

    NeoChats - Series 5 | Episode 3: Guided Meditation Session – Dr. Jackie Ang

    SERIES 5 | EPISODE 3: Guided Meditation Session

    GUEST: Jackie Ang, MD, CCFP, E-RYT
    Family Physician, Psychotherapist, Yoga + Meditation Instructor 
    Ke'ala Living and The Mindfulness Centre
    Dr. Jackie Ang will offer a guided meditation practice to facilitate relaxation and restoration of the body, mind, and spirit. The practice of meditation invites participants to develop strategies to reduce stress and improve mental resilience.

    Dr. Jackie Ang is a former family and palliative care physician turned GP psychotherapist, meditation, and yoga instructor. Growing up meditating in the Buddhist and Vedantic tradition, she became introduced to secular mindfulness and self-compassion practice during her medical training at Queen’s University. Seeking to bring the benefits of meditation to patients, she currently facilitates OHIP funded mindfulness based group programs for the treatment of mental health and stress related illness.
    Passionate about empowering others to take an active role in their own wellbeing, she offers mindfulness-based training to hospital staff and serves on the faculty of the Esprit Yoga teacher training program teaching meditation and trauma-informed yoga. As an educator, her interest lies in finding the intersection between the contemplative traditions of meditation and yoga and our evolving neuroscientific understanding. She continues to further her studies in mindfulness and mind-body medicine with David Treleaven, Janina Fisher, Gabor Mate, and Manuela Mischke-Reeds.
    For more information about Dr. Ang’s programs, teaching and retreat experiences, please visit: www.kealaliving.com/offerings 
    This podcast is sponsored by WaterWipes® – the world’s purest baby wipes. 

    • 21 min
    NeoChats - Series 5 | Episode 2: The Science of Mindfulness – Sandra Andreychuk

    NeoChats - Series 5 | Episode 2: The Science of Mindfulness – Sandra Andreychuk

    SERIES 5 | EPISODE 2: The Science of Mindfulness
    GUEST: Sandra L. Andreychuk, RN (EC), NCC (NNP), BScN, MHSc. (Bioethics), MSc. (Nursing)
    Advance Health Care Consultant / Health Care Ethicist
    Quality Life Planning, www.qualitylifeplanning.com  

    During this episode participants will learn how large fluctuations in our emotional state can create a physiologic stress response which can lead to a reduction in our overall health and wellness and job satisfaction.  The concept of “Window of Tolerance” will be explored and how one might go about “resetting” by taking simple steps to enhance our ability to built resilience and practice self-regulation.  The importance of reflective practice and self-knowledge will be explored along with common myths related to mindfulness and mediation.

    Sandra Andreychuk practiced as a registered nurse and clinical educator in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit before becoming a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Sandra practiced within eh NICU setting for over 20 years before transitioned into a new career as a Health Care Ethicist. Sandra has led several End-of-Life initiatives including development of hospital infrastructure to support patients and families who are experiencing the final journey of life. As an ethicist, Sandra provides health system navigation and  mediation of conflict around morally charged issues. 
    Sandra's primary focus and research efforts are directed toward end of life care planning and building hospital infrastructure to support early integration of Palliative Care. Sandra is a Master Trainer in the Serious Illness Care Program, a program aimed to enhance understanding of patients wishes, values and goals of care as they near end of life. 
    In 2021 Sandra founded a health care consultation service, Quality Life Planning, that provides serious illness and end of life care planning, health advocacy, system navigation and public education on relevant health care issues.  Sandra also continues to practice nursing as a hospice nurse. Sandra studied Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction and MBSR Intensive through Mindfulness Hamilton. Sandra integrates meditation and mindfulness into daily work and in her personal life.  Sandra is currently completing her Yoga Teacher Training.

    This podcast is sponsored by WaterWipes® – the world’s purest baby wipes. 

    • 27 min

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