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On the Pulse

On the Pulse

On this podcast, we will take a deep dive into the experiences of frontline providers and researchers. We’ll explore their insights and invaluable stories of how health care works in today’s world – both locally and globally.

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Episode 6: Expert Advice (and Tips) for Returning to School and Work Amid Continued COVID-19 Pandemic

Many families and communities still have questions about what a return to work and school will look like this fall, and how they can help their kids and aging parents navigate the transition. Two experts join the show to discuss—Dr. Debbie Gross, a child psychiatric nurse, and Dr. Valerie Cotter, an expert in aging, dementia, and palliative care. Podcast References What to do when you worry too much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger COVID-19 Risks and Vaccine Information for Older Adults National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Maryland Department of Health Continue the Conversation @JHUNursing @ValCottervt Deborah Gross
September 15, 2021

Episode 5: Mental Health Lessons of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Psychiatric nurse practitioner Tamar Rodney, PHD, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, CNE, joins the show to uncover how mental health has been impacted because of COVID-19, and what lessons can be learned about mental health treatment and stigma. Dr. Rodney has worked in trauma and psychiatry. Her PhD research looked at biomarkers for PTSD in veterans with a traumatic brain injury. Her career goal is to change the way health care professionals approach diagnosis and treatment planning for individuals with mental health needs. Podcast References COVID-19 Pandemic and Mental Health Consequences: Systematic Review of the Current Evidence COVID-19-Related Mental Health Effects in the Workplace: A Narrative Review Continue the Conversation @JHUNursing @MonaShattell @TamarRodney On the Pulse Blog Facebook Live Podcasts
July 14, 2021

Episode 4: Understanding Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis used to be considered a childhood terminal disease, but with research and improved treatments, the future continues to get brighter for those with CF. This month, Assistant Professor Sarah Allgood joins the podcast to discuss cystic fibrosis causes, treatment, how people manage symptoms, and the future of CF care. Dr. Allgood is a researcher who focuses on the role of pain and other symptoms in clinical outcomes among individuals with cystic fibrosis. Her long-term research goals include the development of interventions to help manage symptoms, especially in those with advanced lung disease. Podcast References: The Association Between Pain and Clinical Outcomes in Adolescents With Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis in the Year 2020: A Disease With a New Face Descriptions of the Pain Experience in Adults and Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Continue the Conversation @JHUNursing @MonaShattell Sarah Allgood On the Pulse Blog Facebook Live Podcasts
June 15, 2021

Episode 3: The COVID-19 Crisis in India

India’s death toll from COVID-19 is catastrophic and the surge in cases continues. Associate Dean for Global Affairs Nancy Reynolds joins the show to discuss the current situation, how we can help, and lessons we should be learning. Podcast References Johns Hopkins India Institute | Giving to Johns Hopkins JHU COVID-19 Response & Relief India’s COVID-19 emergency – The Lancet Covid in India: Variant and Deaths Spur New Lockdowns as Crisis Grows – Bloomberg Underpaid, overburdened nursing staff struggles to cope with workload | Latest News India – Hindustan Times Continue the Conversation @JHUNursing @MonaShattell @nancyrreynolds On the Pulse Blog Facebook Live Podcasts
May 24, 2021

Episode 2: Child Care Settings: Being Creative for Health and Wellbeing

On this episode of On the Pulse, Host Mona Shattell interviews Dr. Lucine Francis about her work in creating healthy environments for young children. They discuss recommended screen time for kids and how child care providers can ensure children get daily physical activity. Dr. Francis is a public health nurse and researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Podcast References WHO: To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Screen Time and Children Continue the Conversation @JHUNursing @MonaShattell @LFrancisRN On the Pulse Blog Facebook Live Podcasts
April 13, 2021

Episode 1: COVID-19 and Breastfeeding—The Impact on Public Health

Host Dr. Mona Shattell kicks off On the Pulse with guest Dr. Cecília Tomori, director of global public health and community health at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. During this discussion, Dr. Tomori shares her expertise in breastfeeding and maternal and child health, and recalls the earlier days of the COVID-19 pandemic when health care providers and mothers alike received mixed messaging about the safety of breastfeeding during the pandemic. She also discusses current recommendations for pregnant women who are seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. Podcast References When Separation Is Not the Answer: Breastfeeding Mothers and Infants Affected by COVID‐19 Mother-Infant Contact and Breastfeeding Should Remain Top Priorities During COVID-19 A Public Health Approach for Deciding Policy on Infant Feeding and Mother–Infant Contact in the Context of COVID-19 WHO Breastfeeding and COVID-19 resources CDC Guidelines for Breastfeeding and Caring for Newborns CDC Vaccination Guidelines for Pregnant and Lactating People Continue the Conversation @JHUNursing @MonaShattell @DrTomori On the Pulse Blog Facebook Live Podcasts
March 17, 2021

On The Pulse

On this podcast, we will take a deep dive into the experiences of frontline providers and researchers. We’ll explore their insights and invaluable stories of how health care works in today’s world – both locally and globally.

Each month, we will host guests who are experts in topics from climate change to pregnancy to palliative care. And we’ll hear some of their personal stories too – why they got into health care and what drives them each day.

Health care is complicated, and it’s always changing. But stories of resilience, helping people across the world, and developing ground breaking research is what nursing is all about. We can’t wait for you to join us!
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