56 episodes

Co-hosts Amie and Sara are experienced nurses, former co-workers, and friends. Together they tackle hot topics related to nursing and healthcare, with grit!

The Gritty Nurse Podcas‪t‬ Amie and Sara

    • Medicine
    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

Co-hosts Amie and Sara are experienced nurses, former co-workers, and friends. Together they tackle hot topics related to nursing and healthcare, with grit!

    If Bill Burr met Nursing- Talking travel Nursing with Q The Nurse

    If Bill Burr met Nursing- Talking travel Nursing with Q The Nurse

    In this hilarious episode, Amie & Sara sit down and talk to Q The Nurse about travel nursing and we haven't laughed this hard in a long time! Q The Nurse talks about the life of a travel nurse, the pros and cons and all the juicy bits you have been dying to know. You don't need to be a nurse to enjoy this episode.!! He is funny, intelligent and honest. He is the Bill Burr of Nursing! Let us know if he has convinced you to become a travel nurse!

    • 45 min
    When crisis strikes, you strike back! 5 Mental Health Tips to keep you going

    When crisis strikes, you strike back! 5 Mental Health Tips to keep you going

    In this episode, Amie and Sara talk to Dr. Jennifer Love, a psychiatrist about her newly released book, "When Crisis Strikes- 5 steps to heal your brain, body and life from chronic stress". We all need tangible and practical steps to help support out mental health. This is the new empire that strikes back! 

    • 59 min
    How healthcare can be deadly- Stories that require justice

    How healthcare can be deadly- Stories that require justice

    In this episode, Amie & Sara discuss how healthcare can be deadly by examining cases that were highly publicized in which patients did not receive "care" or died while in care. These cases highlight systemic issues in healthcare. We provide insights for patients and families rights while accessing the healthcare system, and challenge healthcare providers to take a critical look into their practices and how their behaviours can perpetuate systemic racism, bias and stigmatization. 

    • 48 min
    Allyship, Anti-Asian Racism, and White Adjacency- "What's healthcare got to do with it"

    Allyship, Anti-Asian Racism, and White Adjacency- "What's healthcare got to do with it"

    In this episode, Amie and Sara host Dr. Amy Tan, an Academic and hospice & palliative care physician with expertise in advance care planning and primary palliative care research. We discuss her experiences as a palliative care physician, understanding how white adjacency shaped her perceptions, anti -Asian racism and anti-Black racism during the pandemic. We also discuss systemic racism in healthcare and how to actively be an ally in healthcare and everyday. 

    • 46 min
    The Most Important Voice in Healthcare: Learning What Patient Experience Truly Means From a Patient

    The Most Important Voice in Healthcare: Learning What Patient Experience Truly Means From a Patient

    In this episode, Amie and Sara talk to a Patient Partner, healthcare advocate and author of "Birds Eye View", Sue Robins. We discuss the impact of understanding patient voice and patient experience through a lens not all healthcare providers have a great understanding of. We discuss the importance how the patient perspective can inform care and create positive health outcomes and the lasting effects and impact of negative healthcare interactions.

    You can find Sue Robins at https://www.suerobins.com/

    • 46 min
    Our Mental Health Matters: Calling out an Inadequate Mental Health System

    Our Mental Health Matters: Calling out an Inadequate Mental Health System

    In this episode, Amie & Sara discuss mental health, nursing and the inadequate structures that surround mental health support and resources in large organizations. In light of the nurse who recently died by suicide, we share our own mental health stories and our "calls to action" to improve mental health supports and resources locally, provincially and nationally. Mental health is HEALTH.  

    https://www.camh.ca/en/suicide-prevention
    www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/
    Kidshelpphone.ca

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Neuroscience Student ,

Awesome and topical

Spot on conversations about topics that matter! This is not just for people who work in healthcare.

nursesomm ,

Yes to healthcare advocacy!

I am so grateful to have found a Canadian show that gives me the healthcare role models that I need. As a nursing student that sees healthcare as my path to promoting social justice, this show demonstrates that I am not alone and that I am in VERY good company. The topics are great and their guests are equally inspiring. I look forward to listening every week and recommend it to all my friends in healthcare.

janka9 ,

Real discussions

I have been loving this podcast, and the authentic discussions taking place. Keep up the great content!

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