On a daily basis, we trust nurses with billions of dollars of equipment, critical procedures, and our most important assets: the people we love. But they’re doing so much more behind the scenes. SEE YOU NOW is a podcast that shines a light on the real people changing the status quo in health: from nurses working in labor & delivery, with infectious diseases, and in hospice; to nurse allies in politics, business and tech.
Hosted by nurse economist and health technology specialist Shawna Butler, RN, MBA, SEE YOU NOW gives listeners access to meaningful conversations with the nurses at the forefront of healthcare and innovation; those developing new devices, processes, protocols, and ways to treat for infection prevention, infant health, maternal mortality, palliative care, and so much more. This podcast is created in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association.
55: Ready to Vote?
Voting and Health. It's not a pairing that readily springs to mind, but the COVID pandemic, for many reasons, placed a magnifying glass on this important duo and how they impact and amplify one another and dramatically shape community health. A growing body of research confirms that the root and distribution of many diseases start with a lack of equitable, prevention-oriented policies. On a daily basis, in every healthcare setting, health teams see the unhappy faces and stressful circumstances of failing health policies and the direct connection between voter access and the critical path to improving our health policies, reducing health inequities, and building healthier and representative democracies. In this episode, as part of the growing Civic Health movement and its nationwide effort to expand and normalize healthcare settings as community touchpoints for voter access and engagement, we’re taking a closer listen to the experiences and insights of three civic health innovators. Our guests are Elizabeth Cohn RN,NP,PhD; Alistair Martin MD, MPP; and Aliya Bhatia MPP who provide compelling evidence and data for why healthcare settings and healthcare professionals are particularly effective messengers and catalysts for voter engagement. Together, they have collectively created and built NursesWhoVote, Democracy at Discharge, Vot-ER, and the Healthy Democracy Kit.
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54: Season 5: It’s a Wrap + Summer Listening
As we wrap up Season 5 and roll into our summer break, we’re catching our breath from a busy few months exploring, celebrating, and innovating that included elevating National Nurses Month, issuing a call to action for nurses around the world to join the NurseHack4Health, getting an update on the global Nursing Now Campaign as it transitions to the Nursing Now Challenge, introducing a special series Meeting of Minds, and having three SEE YOU NOW episodes selected as finalists in the ShareCare Awards that recognize best-in-class productions promoting well-being and capturing the spirit of "sharing care." Season 5 also included remarkable storytelling of how nurses are innovating on truly gargantuan health challenges like our staggering mental health crisis, Black maternal health in the US, the care needs of older adults around the planet, AND the health of our planet. With the summer sun stretching our days longer, it’s a perfect opportunity for reflecting on what we’ve heard, learned, and experienced so we’ve created a summer listen-list to fill your ears and imagination with great ideas, innovations, and inspiration to enjoy and share. Throughout the summer we have some hot features coming your way so stay tuned! Our next season launches in October and while the team is busy in the production studio, we encourage you to enjoy our library of episodes, take a moment to rate and review the podcast, and share it with others. Good health is a team sport and the more fans we have, the healthier we’ll all be. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
53: Honoring Juneteenth
In this special edition of SEE YOU NOW, we’re honoring our very first national Juneteenth holiday. As a podcast focused on how nurse-led innovation is strengthening our healthcare systems and transforming lives, we’re marking this historic moment with a health equity playlist to amplify and elevate the scholarship, innovation, leadership, and contributions of Black nurses toward building healthier communities, families, and experiences. While meaningful progress has been made in reducing health disparities, there remains so much more to do in our race toward health equity. We invite and urge you to listen, learn from, follow, engage, elevate, and cite Black nurses and their courageous and groundbreaking work and contributions to moving health equity forward. In this episode, you’ll hear a sampling of nurses who are innovating on the front lines of health equity. Click here to enjoy our full Juneteenth playlist.
Honoring Juneteenth with SEE YOU NOW. A playlist featuring and elevating nurses who are driving health equity forward
44. Way More Than a Health Plan
40. Counting on Faith
32. Bridges To Fatherhood
39. Real World Data. Real Life Results
47. A Vote For Mom’s Health
31. Black Midwives & Mamas Matter
38. Mentoring for a More Equitable Future
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52: Meeting of Minds: You Had Me At Robot
Issac Asimov believed robots could have a true humanizing influence, and one day do the work to make life easier, freeing us to do the work that makes life worthwhile. For many nurses, caring for patients is that worthwhile work. However, studies have shown that roughly 30 percent of a nursing shift is devoted to patient care, with the rest given over to other tasks like finding medications, tracking down equipment, tracking down supplies, and documentation. So the question is, how can we give time back to nurses, so they can put patients—and themselves—first? It’s an urgent question, as the demands and pressures for health care efficiency continue to rise, while experienced nurses retire, nursing schools struggle to expand capacity, and the COVID pandemic stretches staffing to extreme limits. Enter Moxi, a robot—and patient selfie favorite—designed to help nurses complete routine, non-patient facing tasks. In this episode of Meeting of Minds, David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and chief nursing executive at Cedars Sinai and renowned social robotics expert, and Andrea Thomaz, PhD, CEO and co-founder of Diligent Robotics, sit down to discuss how nurses can lead interdisciplinary collaboration, the important role chief nursing officers can play in encouraging staff innovation, and the need for nurses to practice at the top of their license. At the center of their discussion is Moxi, a piece of technology designed to assist but never replace the priceless value and human interaction that nurses bring to patient care. Together, David, Andrea, and Moxi are proving that Nurse Robot Assistants can help reduce nurse fatigue and give nurses time back to care for patients, practice self-care, and focus on the big picture. Because no matter how advanced they become, robots don't take care of people. People take care of people.
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51: The Planet is Our Patient
The health of our planet is in serious condition. Climate change is anticipated to result in increasingly warmer global temperatures, more extreme weather events, and rising sea levels. Without accelerated intervention and broad scale innovation across all economic sectors, we face devastating effects on global water and food supplies, critical infrastructure and supply chains, physical and mental health, and a less certain future. Understanding the impacts of climate change on human health is vitally important for the global population. You can’t have healthy people without a healthy environment: something that health professionals today increasingly understand. Just as nurses are skilled at turning around a health crisis that humans can experience -- they’re also well trained and ideally positioned for addressing the critical condition of our planet. In this episode we meet Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of Planetary Health for the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota to learn how nurses can and are reducing greenhouse emissions, find out why educating girls is key to a healthier planet, and discover who the best intergenerational storytellers are for helping us understand our relationship to and stewardship of the planet and where to innovate to improve its health. Email us at email@example.com. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
50: Owning Your Aging
A common stereotype of aging is an era of decline and shrinking horizons. The reality is far more nuanced. The process of aging isn’t uniform and many will find their health and functional trajectories widening as they get older. In fact some, like President Joe Biden or pioneering nurse-midwife Ruth Lubic, won’t make their greatest contributions until their later years. A key to healthy aging is maintaining or improving your health, which for our oldest adults, largely falls outside of healthcare facilities. For many, health allows us to feel safe wherever we are. Led by Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, the CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders) program aims to improve both the function and cost of elderly care, by teaming a nurse, an occupational therapist and a handy worker to address the home environment, while encouraging the strengths of the older adults themselves to improve safety, independence, and ensuring dignity based on the client’s goals. By installing small, cost effective yet thoughtful adaptations to the home environment, older adults can ease the navigation of activities of daily living—things like bathing, dressing, standing to cook, moving up and down stairs—that sustain and promote their physical, mental, and emotional energy—leading to richer lives full of creativity and meaningful contribution. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
Interesting stories that cross many sectors of nursing. Great for any nurse, nursing student and/or the public to learn more about the profession.
Shawna is brilliant on this podcast and I encourage all — outside of nursing— to take a listen.
So special and important to really inspire nurses and patients and healthcare workers alike. This is unbelievably wonderful in every way.
This brings attention and focuses on the foundational ethics of nursing care and practice in action and candid insights into relevant nursing topics and the nurses speaking firsthand about their inspiring experiences as professionals.
This is so essential today. It’s so humbling to all. I encourage listening for students, and to any nurse, healthcare provider, patient - Anyone who wants to know who nurses are, what has been done, the character and spirit of the work, diversity of the field, and holding true and explaining the raw values that we pledge to uphold as nurses. I’m really happy to have found this.
Thank you for giving these speakers voice.
- A humbled nurse