Mari-Carmen Farmer is a nurse midwife and social justice advocate who knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a nurse. That calling was solidified while working beside nurses caring for her daughter who was born with a genetic anomaly. Currently, she works in a community practice in Philadelphia which serves immigrant communities, patients who are underinsured, and women of color. We talk with her about her path to, and tangible passion for, midwifery, the joy that it brings her, and how the confluence of the pandemic, racial unrest, and health inequity affects the care for her most vulnerable patients.
May 6, 2021