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Episode 1: Karen Vundla
Our host, Joann Hunsberger, talks with Karen Vundla who recently completed her 46-year career in nursing. They talk about Karen’s experiences in clinical nursing in various locations including Zimbabwe, Lexington and Baltimore. Karen also shares stories of encounters with oncology patients that have continued to be meaningful to her through the years and ethical dilemmas she has faced while providing patient care.
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MennoHealth Cast seeks to highlight the personal stories of nurses, doctors, health researchers, dentists, chaplains, social workers, advanced practitioners, and others involved in various fields related to the care of human beings. MennoHealth Cast is hosted by Joann Hunsberger, a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in intraoperative anesthesia and post-operative pain management in children.
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