4. Palliative Medicine and Combating Burnout, with Natalie Rodden, MD

November’s episode is with Dr. Natalie Rodden, a palliative care attending physician. Click here to listen online.

Dr. Natalie Rodden

I first heard Natalie speak at a Catholic Medical Association meeting, and knew I wanted her on the show. Fun fact- Dr. Rodden was the first president of the student chapter of the Catholic Medical Association!

We chat about:
– The field of palliative medicine and how it helps people live their best lives
– How the culture has changed with the passing of death with dignity/physician assisted suicide laws
– How to avoid burnout and find joy in your job

We reference:
Dying for Revenge, by Barbara Golder
Dying for Compassion, by Barbara Golder

I hope you enjoy! Don’t forget to follow Practicing Catholic Medicine on Instagram @practicingcatholicmedicine.


God bless!



**The usual boring disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast by myself and my guest are our own and do not represent those of our employer. This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for medical care. Please see your healthcare provider for any medical needs.**

S1E1: Welcome and Introduction

Hi, Podcast Listeners! I’m so excited to finally share this first episode with you. Click here to listen online (or you can also find the podcast on your favorite streaming service, as well). In it, I discuss what you can expect from the podcast, and share a little more about myself (Wanting to know more? Check out the About page!).  Coming up on this first season, I chat with medical professionals in many different fields, and in different stages of their careers and lives.

New episodes will be available the first Tuesday of every month. You can find new episodes on your favorite podcast streaming service (including the standards like Google Play, iTunes, and Spotify), and on this website. If you want to receive email notifications when new episodes are available, click on the ‘Subscribe’ button to the right (I promise I won’t spam!). I learned so much, and was so inspired, from these conversations, and I hope you are as well!

Also, in this episode I talk about our social media sites, if you’re interested in following along there. Click here for the Facebook page, or find the podcast page on Instagram at @practicingcatholicmedicine .

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Thank you so much for joining me on this journey!

St. Gianna and St. Luke, Pray for Us!




Hi all! I am just so thrilled to finally announce that Practicing Catholic Medicine will be making its debut on Tuesday, October 2nd! I’ll be posting links to episodes on the website with details about each episode, but you can also listen to episodes on your favorite podcast streaming service (including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Pocket Casts, and more!). Don’t forget to follow on Facebook and Instagram (@practicingcatholicmedicine)!