11 episodes

MennoHealth Cast podcast is a production of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship in collaboration with The Mennonite, Inc. The first series, "Mennos in Medicine," consists of conversational interviews with Anabaptist folks working in various health fields. MennoHealth Cast seeks to highlight the personal stories of nurses, doctors, health researchers, dentists, chaplains, social workers, advanced practitioners and others involved in various fields related to the care of human beings. MennoHealth Cast is hosted by Joann Hunsberger, a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in intraoperative anesthesia and post-operative pain management in children.

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MennoHealth Cast podcast is a production of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship in collaboration with The Mennonite, Inc. The first series, "Mennos in Medicine," consists of conversational interviews with Anabaptist folks working in various health fields. MennoHealth Cast seeks to highlight the personal stories of nurses, doctors, health researchers, dentists, chaplains, social workers, advanced practitioners and others involved in various fields related to the care of human beings. MennoHealth Cast is hosted by Joann Hunsberger, a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in intraoperative anesthesia and post-operative pain management in children.

    Episode 11: Introducing MHF's new executive director, Cate Desjardins, MDiv, MPH

    Episode 11: Introducing MHF's new executive director, Cate Desjardins, MDiv, MPH

    Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship welcomes Cate Desjardins to bring her passion for integrating spirituality and faith into healthcare as the organization’s new executive director. Cate has a Master of Public Health in epidemiology and is a leader in spiritual care research with a primary focus on how people use faith to make difficult medical decisions for their children or loved ones who cannot decide from themselves. Listen in to learn more about Cate’s research, how COVID-19 has affected hospital chaplaincy and her hopes for MHF.

    • 36 min
    Episode 10: Redeployment in the age of coronavirus: Dr. Maria Morban

    Episode 10: Redeployment in the age of coronavirus: Dr. Maria Morban

    Dr. Maria Morban is a medical doctor who trained at Universidad Autonoma is Santo Domingo, Domican Republic. She has been living in New York City for over a decade, where she holds several volunteer positions and works as a clinical research coordinator for a nephrology research group at Columbia University. She was recently redeployed during the coronavirus crisis as a dialysis technician. Dr. Morban is a member of Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship in New York City.

    • 14 min
    Episode 9: Working as a nurse during a pandemic, part 2

    Episode 9: Working as a nurse during a pandemic, part 2

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues, MennoHealth Cast host Joann Hunsberger speaks with two frontline health-care providers, Anna Hershey and Kaedi Baer. Both are nurses who have been redeployed during the pandemic. In part 1, Anna, from Philadelphia, talks about working at a coronavirus testing location. In part 2, Kaedi, who normally works in a surgical center in Parker, Colorado, discusses her work after being redeployed to an emergency room. Listen as these women discuss some of the challenges of redeployment and working as frontline health-care providers during the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 18 min
    Episode 8: Working as a nurse during a pandemic, part 1

    Episode 8: Working as a nurse during a pandemic, part 1

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues, MennoHealth Cast host Joann Hunsberger speaks with two frontline health-care providers, Anna Hershey and Kaedi Baer. Both are nurses who have been redeployed during the pandemic. In part 1, Anna, from Philadelphia, talks about working at a coronavirus testing location. In part 2, Kaedi, who normally works in a surgical center in Parker, Colorado, discusses her work after being redeployed to an emergency room. Listen as these women discuss some of the challenges of redeployment and working as frontline health-care providers during the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 16 min
    Episode 7: Ethical considerations during the coronavirus pandemic

    Episode 7: Ethical considerations during the coronavirus pandemic

    Listen in as Joann Hunsberger interviews Rev. Dr. Joseph J. Kotva Jr., an Anabaptist bioethicist, as they discuss some of the ethical conundrums related to patient care and provider protections during the coronavirus pandemic. Joe is ordained in the Mennonite church and currently co-directs the ethics program at the Indiana University School of Medicine in South Bend.

    • 50 min
    Episode 6: Special episode on COVID-19

    Episode 6: Special episode on COVID-19

    In this episode, host Joann Hunsberger discusses COVID-19 with Dr. Dan Nafziger of Goshen, Indiana, where he is chief medical officer at Goshen Health. Listen in as they discuss the novel coronavirus, some common terminology used to discuss the pandemic and how it might affect our church community culture.

    • 38 min

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