The stories of Nemours associates going about the mission of helping kids grow up healthy.
Episode 143: The Pause
In the hustle and bustle of 21st-century life in the U.S., pausing for a moment feels like a luxurious indulgence. However, pausing to reflect on the life of a child who has recently died is proving to be an effective coping moment for direct care staff involved. That's what PAUSE - sometimes referred to as "The Pause"- is all about. PAUSE is currently being piloted in the Delaware Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and we talk about its fundamentals with Pastor Patricia Weichart, LCSW Elizabeth Wood, and Dr. Mindy Dickerman, from both the Divisions of Pediatric Critical Care, Palliative Care
Episode 142: Code Lavender
The pandemic has taken an immense toll on frontline health care workers and laid bare issues that existed even before COVID-19 gained worldwide infamy. Concern for the mental well-being of frontline staff seemingly dominates news reports and peer-reviewed journals, revealing a depth of distress throughout the health care system like none before it.
What's being done? Nemours has piloted two programs designed to immediately identify situations that put added stress on staff, and provide necessary relief and resources. One of those is called Code Lavender.
Kristen Paliasia is the driving force behind this program in the NICU at Nemours Children's Hospital in Delaware. She joins us to talk about it.
Episode 141: Chaplains - The Heart of What They Do (part 2 of 2)
It goes almost without saying that a hospital can be a scary place for our young patients and their families, and a high-stress work environment for our associates. It's the role of chaplains like Tracy Herman and Ben White to help others navigate that fear and stress by providing emotional and spiritual care. That is the heart of what they do each and every day.
Episode 140: Chaplains - Bringing the Spiritual into Healthcare
Pastoral care is a model of emotional, social, and spiritual health. The term is considered inclusive of both non-religious forms of support and spirituality as well as support for people who are part of a particular religious community. What is pastoral care at Nemours? Chaplains Tracy Herman and Ben White discuss the importance of the spiritual in the healthcare setting. (part 1 of 2)
Carol Vassar, producer
Episode 139: Introducing the Jewish Community ARG
חג פסח שמח That's "Happy Passover" in Hebrew. As the Jewish community worldwide celebrates Passover now through sunset on April 23, it's the perfect time to introduce the launch of an enterprise-wide Associate Resource Group (ARG) specifically for those who identify as Jewish and their allies. Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Peter Adebi serves as the ARG's executive sponsor, and Director of Talent Development, Dr. Allison Craft, is the ARG's initial lead, here to talk about the importance of this ARG at Nemours.
Episode 138: Defining Value
Karen Wilding is Nemours Chief Value Officer.