11 episodes

At the Core of Care shares the incredible stories of nurses in Pennsylvania and the people that they help. Learn about innovative ways that nurses are making a difference in so many lives every day. This podcast was created by the Pennsylvania Action Coalition.

At the Core of Care Pennsylvania Action Coalition

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8, 17 Ratings

At the Core of Care shares the incredible stories of nurses in Pennsylvania and the people that they help. Learn about innovative ways that nurses are making a difference in so many lives every day. This podcast was created by the Pennsylvania Action Coalition.

    School Nurses And Their Role During COVID-19

    School Nurses And Their Role During COVID-19

    In this special episode, we hear how school nurses are supporting their students and each other during this pandemic. First, we speak to Lori Kelley, a school nurse in southwestern Pennsylvania and the current president of the Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners (PASNAP). In response to the pandemic, the organization has been supporting its members around the state with regular regional Zoom meetings, free online continuing education resources, and advocating for their members to be part of the planning process in their communities to help reopen schools. We then speak to Lynn Heard, a school nurse in northeastern Pennsylvania and PASNAP’s 2019 School Nurse of the Year. Lynn shares what her job was like pre-pandemic and her thoughts and concerns about returning to school.

    We are occasionally coordinating our coverage with the Amplify Nursing podcast and will release related episodes around the same time. Each of our shows will cover the same topic but from various perspectives to give a full view of the issue at hand. Amplify Nursing is produced by the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing and explores nurses leading the way in nursing science, policy, and innovation.

    Make sure to listen, subscribe, and rate At the Core of Care and Amplify Nursing so you won't miss our coordinated coverage.

    • 17 min
    Refugee Healthcare Up-Close, Part 1: Erie

    Refugee Healthcare Up-Close, Part 1: Erie

    In this episode, we travel to Erie, Pennsylvania to spend time at the Multicultural Health Evaluation Delivery System (MHEDS). MHEDS is the primary care provider for incoming newly resettled refugees and immigrants, and effectively provides culturally competent care because of their unique staff. We meet refugees working as medical assistants, patient coordinators, and interpreters and hear from the organization’s nurses and healthcare administrators about what it takes to run a clinic that addresses the specific needs for a population with limited resources.

    This story is the first of two episodes that focus on refugee healthcare and how nurses are improving their healthcare experience.

    We are occasionally coordinating our coverage with the Amplify Nursing podcast and will release related episodes around the same time. Each of our shows will cover the same topic but from various perspectives to give a full view of the issue at hand.

    Amplify Nursing is produced by the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing and explores nurses leading the way in nursing science, policy, and innovation.

    Make sure to listen, subscribe, and rate At the Core of Care and Amplify Nursing so you won't miss our coordinated coverage.

    • 48 min
    Resiliency in Nursing Through COVID-19

    Resiliency in Nursing Through COVID-19

    In this special episode we speak to Jennifer Gil, an emergency trauma nurse in Philadelphia. She contracted and recovered from COVID-19, and is now returning to work. Hear what her experience was like and how the pandemic has furthered her commitment to health leadership and public health.

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re devoting some episodes on At the Core of Care to hear from nurses who have volunteered to share their personal experiences with us. We hope you’ll consider sharing your story too. You can do so by recording a voice memo on your smartphone about your experience or observation. For more information about how to create and submit a voice memo, visit our website at paactioncoalition.org

    • 11 min
    COVID-19 Special Episodes Promo

    COVID-19 Special Episodes Promo

    More than ever, we’re hearing stories about nurses at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re currently working on new At the Core of Care episodes to share some of those experiences with you.

    And for all of you out there who are nurses, we hope you’ll consider sharing your story with us. You can do so by recording a voice memo on your smartphone about your experience or observation. For more information about how to create and submit a voice memo, visit our homepage at paactioncoalition.org.

    We are also coordinating coverage with Amplify Nursing, a podcast from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing.

    • 1 min
    Immigrant Healthcare in Chester County

    Immigrant Healthcare in Chester County

    This episode features stories of migrant farmworkers in Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and the unique challenges of delivering quality, culturally competent care to the men and women who do this work. We speak with José Maciel and Antonio Renteria, winners of the University of Pennsylvania's 2019 President’s Engagement Prize and founders of Cultivando Juntos.

    • 36 min
    Bodies and Barriers: LGBT Health Equity

    Bodies and Barriers: LGBT Health Equity

    Listen to our interview with Adrian Shanker, Founder & Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA and editor of Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health.

    Adrian and Sarah talk about LGBT health, how healthcare providers can provide culturally competent care, and Adrian's new book.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

AussieMidwife ,

Thorough. Compelling. Detailed.

Great content revealing the realities, texture, color, range, and value of nursing’s contribution to our healthcare systems. The honesty in these stories and information make clear the complexities of caring for people and families who have an unimaginably wide range of conditions to treat and manage. It is overwhelming and impressive all the ways nursing can improve our overall health and just crazy this huge collection of talent isn’t influencing policy and practice. More nurses in system leadership roles and working at the top of their license makes wildly good sense!

theodeomutts ,

So interesting! Subjects worth learning about!

The topics covered in the first few episodes (sexual assault nurse examiners, support for breastfeeding mothers, the fight for full-practice authority for NPs, and pediatric home care for medically-complex children) are important windows into parts of our healthcare system that are not often discussed. They also happen to be realms in which the (often laborious) work of nurses is absolutely key. Props to this series for informing listeners about these important issues and for pronouncing “Ephrata” correctly! 😜

mmbnp ,

Inspiring

Great listen! I feel so inspired after every episode. Nurse are so capable and can truly be experts in anything we choose! I love episode 3 about full practice authority for NPs! The red tape needs to be removed, it is not about anyone winning or making money, the public needs access to health care. Keep up the great work and bringing awareness to the obvious need for more access to great care for all.

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