S2. Ep5 Midwifery, Psych Mental Health and Vulnerability with Dr. Diane Solomon PhD, PMHNP-BC, CNM
Join in on this episode with Dr. Diane Solomon as she details her journey and unpacks everything in this gracious episode. Discussions include the ABCDE’s of self-care; experiences on a Navajo reservation and earning trust amongst the tribe; the importance of the mother-daughter dyad; what life is really like as a midwife with long hours and often stressful moments; the impact of cultural diversity among blacks and indigenous people; cultural privilege and the importance of checking yourself; de-escalation techniques and the importance of being trauma-informed. Finally, a shout-out to Lyndsey Miller on Individual Care Values and Autonomy and why it is so important to network!
Dr. Solomon originally received her Master of Science in Nursing from Yale, becoming a Certified Nurse-Midwife devoted to women’s empowerment and health. After two decades of practice, she returned to Oregon Health & Sciences University for her Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner post-master’s certificate. Dr. Solomon also holds a certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and a PhD in Nursing, the latter focused on healing family relationships in the context of aging. With a private psychiatric practice in Portland, she is honored to help clients heal and thrive, from trauma to joy. Dr. Solomon is also a health policy advocate, promoting the NP role and NP solution to primary and behavioral healthcare through systems-level change, engagement, action, and collaboration. She volunteers as adjunct faculty at OHSU, on the Boards of Oregon Nurses Association, Nurse Practitioners of Oregon, and the Oregon Wellness Program, and in other ways to enrich the lives and well-being of others.
Follow her on Twitter: @DianeSolomonOR