18 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 18: Mennos in Medicine: Social epidemiology comes to life during a pandemic; An interview with Allison Ruark

    Episode 18: Mennos in Medicine: Social epidemiology comes to life during a pandemic; An interview with Allison Ruark

    Allison Ruark discusses her first year of teaching epidemiology during a pandemic and life changes the pandemic has brought to her and her family, with a sudden move from South Africa to the states. She gives us an epidemiological perspective on the pandemic and the impact the vaccine is having on our daily lives.

    • 39 min
    Episode 17: Occupational therapy makes life accessible; An interview with Esther Bucher

    Episode 17: Occupational therapy makes life accessible; An interview with Esther Bucher

    Esther Bucher talks about her experience as an occupational therapist, how she came to her profession in her forties and her two service terms abroad with different Mennonite mission groups, including time in Vietnam as a MCC service worker where she worked with victims of Agent Orange.

    • 32 min
    Episode 16: Mennos in Medicine: To Nazareth and back. An interview with Bob Martin

    Episode 16: Mennos in Medicine: To Nazareth and back. An interview with Bob Martin

    Dr. Martin is a retired physician currently living in York County, PA. He spent much of his career working in medical missions in Nazareth, Israel alongside his wife, Nancy Martin. Nancy, who died in 2019, was instrumental in starting the School of Nursing at Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Martin recently published a memoir of their life journey entitled, “Together in Galilee.”

    • 33 min
    Episode 15: Mennos in Medicine: Debriefing a year into COVID; Interview with Marla and Jesse Hostetter Kropf

    Episode 15: Mennos in Medicine: Debriefing a year into COVID; Interview with Marla and Jesse Hostetter Kropf

    A year into the COVID pandemic, Jesse and Marla talk about their experiences working in Emergency Medicine and Primary Care. Marla is a nurse practitioner in primary care and Jesse is an emergency medicine physician and COVID has changed both their personal priorities and professional practice. They discuss the expected and unexpected challenges the pandemic brought to their work and how they were able to support each other through the past year.

    • 24 min
    Episode 14: Cultural Competency, COVID and Resiliency; An interview with Lawrence T. Cheung

    Episode 14: Cultural Competency, COVID and Resiliency; An interview with Lawrence T. Cheung

    Lawrence T. Cheung, MCS, BCC is a Certified Spiritual Heath Practitioner (chaplain) specializing in the care of nephrology patients in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He spoke with MennoHealth Cast about the special needs of nephrology patients at the end of life, how COVID has changed his practice and his work on cultural competency with Canadian Virtual Hospice. Attached is the link to the Interfaith service of loss, healing, and hope which was organized to give assuage the sorrow carried by all of us in the midst of this pandemic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO5w_p8pm64.

    • 33 min
    Episode 13: A year in grief: Interview with Joe Longacher

    Episode 13: A year in grief: Interview with Joe Longacher

    Dr. Joe Longacher, former President of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship, discusses his years in service serving as a general practitioner, how he found his way to the specialty of gastroenterology, and what has continued to keep him busy as a retiree. Dr. Longacher explores his immense grief, considering the death of his several family members over the last 18 months and how he and his family have found resilience in the toughest of times.

    • 26 min

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