See You Now

See You Now

Inspiring stories highlighting innovative and human-centered solutions driven by nurses addressing today's most challenging healthcare problems.

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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 [email protected] Visit our website at 
July 1, 2021

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 & Matter Matter 38. Mentoring for a More Equitable Future To learn more, visit our website at Contact us at [email protected]
June 18, 2021

52: 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 Thomasz, 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. Email us at [email protected] For additional resources, visit our website at
June 11, 2021

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 protected] For additional resources, visit our website at 
June 4, 2021

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 [email protected] For additional resources, visit our website at
May 27, 2021

49: Charting A New Path For Mental Wellness

How do you build, staff, and stand up an online psychiatry and therapy office over the course of 45 days? And in a pandemic, no less? For Lavender founders and seasoned entrepreneurs Pritma Dhillon Chattha, DNP MHA RN and Brighid Gannon, DNP, PMHNP-BC it was experiencing first-hand how the pandemic was moving every aspect of our lives online at lightning speed; hearing from colleagues seeking mental health support the countless difficulties they encountered navigating and accessing services; and having the business skills and entrepreneurial experience to seize the moment to design and deliver much needed innovation in the psychiatric care. Pritma and Brighid are making mental healthcare more affordable and accessible by bringing business operation tools that may not be innovative in other industries into mental health services. And while the headline of this story is innovating in mental health services delivery, an equally remarkable headline is how their workforce and workplace innovation is reducing the stigma of seeking care through private on-line therapy, and increasing the availability of mental health professionals while offering providers the work flexibility they need to do so. Email us at [email protected] For additional resources, visit our website at  
May 24, 2021

See You Now

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.
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Shawna Butler

Shawna Butler

Shawna Butler is a nurse economist and tech enthusiast. As the creator of the EntrepreNURSE-in-Residence role at Radboud University Medical Center (Netherlands) and part of the Exponential Medicine team at Singularity University (US).

Shawna works with the pioneers in the thick of integrating robotics, 3D printing, drones, AI, blended reality, voice recognition, digital humans, big data and sensors into our health solutions and lifestyles.

Her clinical experience includes emergency, cardiac, and critical care in large university and small community hospitals, international medical flight transport, and workplace health promotion services.
Rebecca McInroy

Rebecca McInroy

Rebecca McInroy is an award-winning public media show creator, host, and executive producer. The shows she creates, produces and hosts are all in line with what she thinks is audio’s greatest asset; to link the general public to ideas, innovations, conversations, and intellectual and artistic communities around the globe.

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