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Reflections on the HMA Annual Conference

  In this episode of the Heart and Soul of Health Ministries Podcast, we give listeners a glimpse into the Health Ministries Association’s Annual Conference. Listen in as Faith Community Nurse leader Nicki Ayer interviews participants at the 2018 conference The Sacred Practice of Caring: Partnering For a Healthy, Hopeful Future. The first interview is […]

The Work: Reflections of Two Healthcare Ethicists

Those who work on responding to the ethical issues and decisions that arise in healthcare realize that we are invited into the most complex stories that patients, families , healthcare professionals and our communities have to offer. They not only involve value-laden clinical decisions about patient treatments, but community decisions about public health that sometimes […]

Artificial Intelligence: Issues Arising

  In healthcare, we are able to capture ever increasing levels and types of data. The potential is there for more accurate diagnosis and more relevant which would better inform healthcare decisions and potentially avoid medical error or unnecessary treatments. Artificial intelligence technologies are increasingly accurate in text, in sound or in image recognition with […]

An Exclusive Interview with Pam Cipriano and Marlene Feagan

Listen in on an interview with Pam Cipriano, the 35th President of the American Nurses Association and Marlene Feagan, the Health Ministries Coordinator and past President of the Health Ministries Association. Pam Cipriano, PhD. 35th President of the American Nurses Association and Research Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA […]

Kinship – Separation is an Illusion | Fr. Greg Boyle

Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. Father Greg, an American Roman Catholic priest of the Jesuit order, witnessed the devastating impact of gang violence on his Los Angeles community during the so-called “decade of death” that began in the late 1980s and peaked […]

Goals of Care

Goals of care is a term so common to health care professionals and yet, our guests describe significant clinical experiences in which the lack of discussion around goals of care led to problematic cases. A goals of care conversation is an important element at the foundation of high quality discussions around code status. In this […]

Goals of Care

Goals of care is a term so common to health care professionals and yet, our guests describe significant clinical experiences in which the lack of discussion around goals of care led to problematic cases. A goals of care conversation is an important element at the foundation of high quality discussions around code status. In this […]