Living a Wholehearted Life With Dr. Terry Chase

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Living a Wholehearted Life With Dr. Terry Chase

June 7, 2024

Living a Wholehearted Life With Dr. Terry Chase

On episode 477 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews author, coach, and speaker Dr. Terry Chase, ND, MA, RN, CEIP-Ed regarding her remarkable story of recovery from a traumatic bicycle accident and spinal cord injury that left her confined to a wheelchair but not confined to a life of limitation.

In her inspiring book, Spoke by Spoke: How a Broken Back and a Broken Bike Led to a WholeHearted Life, Dr. Chase tells a moving story of grit and determination in the face of adversity, including choosing to become a nursing student despite the challenges of doing so in a wheelchair.

Dedicated to healthcare since 1990, Dr. Chase has a Master of Exercise Science (MA’90) from the University of Denver; a Doctorate of Nursing (ND‘96) from University of Colorado-School of Nursing, and a Masters in Spiritual Psychology: Consciousness, Health and Healing (MA’04) from the University of Santa Monica.

Dr. Chase has worked for Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO (1996-2014) as Patient & Family Education Coordinator, Admission Liaison, and in various research programs. She is recently retired as Associate Professor, BSN Nursing-Mental Health, at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO. She is a professional speaker, author, and coach living fully with spinal cord injury for 32 years and is active in kayaking, cross-country skiing, hand-cycling, and whenever possible, riding horses.

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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely wife, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting.

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