MennoHealth CastPodcasts from Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship
Introducing MennoHealth Cast
MennoHealth Cast is a new podcast production begun by Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship in 2019 in cooperation with The Mennonite magazine. 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.
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Each episode is introduced via a a blog posting below. Select the “read more” button for the full blog entry. Go directly to the MennoHealth Cast page to listen to any episode.
Dr. Joe Longacher, former President of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship, discusses his years in service serving as a general practitioner, how he found his way to the specialty of gastroenterology, and what has continued to keep him busy as a retiree. Dr. Longacher explores his immense grief, considering the death of his several family members over the last 18 months and how he and his family have found resilience in the toughest of times.
In this episode, pastor Joy Sawatzky describes her passion for exploring the stories of her congregants at the senior living community of Souderton Mennonite Homes, which is part of Living Branches. Joy describes her winding path from being a bedside nurse to finding her passion as a pastor who dwells in the stories of those in her church, helping them to find meaning during the last chapters of their lives. This podcast was recorded prior to the COVID pandemic.
MennoHealth Cast, Episode 8: Front line providers. Two nurses who have been redeployed during the pandemic discuss some of the challenges of redeployment and working at the front line of the pandemic.
Listen in as Joann Hunsberger interviews Rev. Joseph J. Kotva Jr. Ph.D., an Anabaptist bioethicist as they discuss some of the ethical conundrums related to patient care and provider protections during the coronavirus pandemic.
In this episode, our host, Joann Hunsberger discusses COVID-10 with Dr. Dan Nafziger from Goshen, Indiana where he is Chief Medical Officer at Goshen Health. Listen in as they discuss the novel coronavirus, some common terminology used to discuss the pandemic and how it might effect our church community culture.
In Episode 5 of MennoHealth Cast, Joann Hunsberger speaks with Dr. Doug Smucker. Dr. Smucker started his career as a family medicine doctor and later evolved into a palliative and hospice medicine doctor. In this podcast, he talks about the struggles and challenges of caring for patients in their final days and discusses how his Goshen College education was formative in his career choices.
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