S1E3- Life in the Pediatric ICU, with Katieri Thielke, BSN, RN

In Episode 3, I talk with Katieri Thielke, a pediatric intensive care nurse. Click here to listen online.

Katieri was one of the first people I shared my vision to start a podcast with, and through great conversation with her the idea to build a podcast centered around ‘sharing life’ came to be. Given that, her interview just had to be one of the launching episodes!

We chat about:
– Discerning what field of medicine to enter when you feel a call to be a provider
– Navigating the loss of pediatric patients
– Advice for new grads

We mention:
– Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate
Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy, by Simone Troisi, Christian Paccini

Enjoy!

-Catie

 

**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 employers. This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for medical care. Please see your healthcare provider for any medical needs.**

S1E2: Founding a Clinic and Trusting in God’s Call, with Dede Chism, MSN, PNNP

Click here to listen to the interview with Dede Chism.

What would you do if you felt God calling you to something really big?

Like, really big. Like, starting a brand new clinic like nothing you’ve ever been to before big. Oh, and you’ve never run a clinic. And you’ve been working in hospital medicine for 22 years.

Episode 2 brings you an interview with a woman who did just that- Dede Chism, MSN, PNNP, and executive director of Bella Natural Women’s Care and Family Clinic.

Dede Chism, MSN, PNNP

I went in to this interview with a list of topics I planned on discussing with Dede (After all, she has a pretty impressive resume, from transporting pregnant women in helicopters, to writing a book on high-risk pregnancy care, to being a founding member of the National Consortium of Pro Women’s Healthcare Centers). Instead, the Holy Spirit guided our conversation to discuss making beauty out of bad situations, of relying on God, of radically living a life of prayer in our professions. Dede’s insights apply to all of us, not just those called to start a clinic.

In this episode, we reference:

  • The Complete Works of St. Teresa of Avila
  • The Giver and the Gift: Principles of Kingdom Fundraising by Peter Greer and David Weekley
  • Bella Natural Women’s Care and Family Wellness Clinic (click here to be see their website)
  • National Consortium on Pro Women’s Healthcare Centers (click here to learn more)

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I enjoyed learning from Dede!

-Catie

 

**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 employers. 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 .

PS- if you like the podcast, please leave an iTunes review! It helps others find the podcast easier. Also, I’d love if you share the podcast with your friends who you think would also enjoy the podcast.

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey!

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

-Catie

 

OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE: OCTOBER 2ND!

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)!