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HealthCetera Radio September 24, 2015: Parenting Tools & Caregiver Compassion

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Photo Credit: INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperment, NYU Steinhardt,

As the nation turns its attention to how to build healthier families and communities, the issue of parenting becomes an important one. The specialized work of two nurses contributes to our understanding of how to help parents — and in one case, teachers — respond to the behaviors of children in ways that are helpful to the child, and also that promote the construction of healthier families.

Today, on the first half of HealthCetera (formerly Healthstyles), producer Diana Mason interviews Dr. Deborah Gross, a registered nurse and the Leonard and Helen Stulman Endowed Professor in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, about her program called the Chicago Parent Program. Joining them is Dr. Sandee McClowry, also a registered nurse and a professor in the Counseling Psychology and Teaching & Learning Departments, of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. She is the founder of Insights into Children’s Temperament. In their interview with Diana, both nurses will talk about the specifics of their individual programs, and how their work, which is often offered via diverse and technologically dynamic platforms, aids childhood psychology and families through the use of evidence based strategies. Listen via WBAI 99.5FM at 1PM today, via archives, or you can download the segment here:

The second half of HealthCetera focuses on an initiative at the University of Virginia aimed at helping health professionals and students embrace compassion in care. It’s rather stunning to consider how little most health care organizations do to ensure that their employees receive the care and support they need to consistently function as fully present, compassionate caregivers. Dr. Susan Bauer-Wu, a registered nurse and the Tussi & John Kluge Professor in Contemplative End-of-Life Care, directs the Compassionate Care Initiative at the University of Virginia School of Nursing with the support of Dr. Dorrie Fontaine, Dean and Professor of Nursing, Sadie Heath Cabaniss. They join HealthCetera producer Diana Mason to talk about their efforts to ensure that health care providers bring compassion to their work with patients and their families.Listen via WBAI 99.5FM at 1PM today, via archives, or you can download the segment here:


HealthCetera is sponsored by the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.


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<p>Diana is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and founder of HealthCetera. She was previously president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is senior policy professor at George Washington University and the Rudin Professor of Nursing at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a health policy expert and leader. Diana tweets @djmasonrn.</p>

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