A place for deeply meaningful conversations that matter. Providence and the Institute for Human Caring are dedicated to caring for the whole person. A key element of this includes listening to patients, their loved ones, our caregivers and communities. This podcast helps fulfill the unmet needs of patients, their loved ones, caregivers, and communities by offering a place for in-depth conversations that matter.
Twenty years ago, Dr. Rita Charon coined the phrase "narrative medicine." We talk with her and her former student, Dr. Kathy Kirkland, about their careers listening closely to the stories patients tell.
Grief + Gratitude
Three-quarters of a million people are missing from the Thanksgiving table this year, dead from COVID-19. Join us for a conversation with Chloe Zelkha, a co-founder of the Covid Grief Network, about outreach to young adults experiencing profound loss.
We present highlights from the 2021 conference that explored ways to prioritize the personal in healthcare while at the same time to better engage communities, improve health equity, boost patient outcomes, and save costs.
Poverty + Health
Today we discuss how poverty negatively impacts a person's health and wellbeing and how to mitigate this pervasive social determinant of health.
Every Deep Drawn Breath-A Conversation with Wes Ely, MD
We discuss efforts to improve outcomes for patients in Intensive Care Units with Wes Ely, M.D., a longtime proponent of reducing ICU delirium. Once expected and accepted, ICU delirium is now seen as the best predictor of longer stays, greater costs, eventual dementias, and in-patient deaths of people cared for in ICUs.
With tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees coming to the United States, we discuss how healthcare providers can be mindful of traumas their patients have experienced in order to help them come to the fullness of health.