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Karen Mercereau is a nationally recognized visionary leader in healthcare, known for her ability to transcend challenges, and create opportunity from complexity. This was the quality behind her founding of RN Patient Advocates in 2002, for which she received a Purpose Prize Fellowship. A clinical RN for 45 years in diverse intensive care as well as community health settings, Karen was also integral in developing the first hospice in Tucson, AZ. Recognizing the dearth of public health programs available in the AIDS community in the late 1980’s, she chaired a countywide consortium to develop AIDs relief programs in Tampa Bay. Karen has also been instrumental in the design and implementation of hospital and health care systems, lecturing nationally on their wider applications. Currently, Karen heads the RN Patient Advocate Learning Intensive in association with the University of Arizona College of Nursing. This immersion learning program for qualified clinical RNs prepares them for the development of their own practices as independent RN Patient Advocates (iRNPAs).
Karen is also the leader of the RN Patient Advocate Group Practice in Southern Arizona comprised of independent RN Patient Advocates who provide both individual RN Patient Advocate services as well as community health literacy programs. She is the President of Health Education and Advocacy Leaders, Inc., a foundation she started to support community health literacy programs.
CareGiverStory.com is honored to have as our special guest Mary Aime’-Juedes RN, BSN, iRNPA.
Mary graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She moved to Arizona in 1997 after freezing in Wisconsin just long enough. Her experience includes Medical/Surgical nursing, Oncology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Clinical Research, Workers Compensation Case Management, Managed Care Sales & Marketing, Utilization review, and Integrative and Functional Medicine.
The 20+ years of widely-varied experience and advanced training in RN Patient Advocacy has prepared her for her most recent endeavor as a Personal RN Patient Advocate.
Mary is happily married for more than 20 years to the ‘boy across the street’. She is the self-proclaimed “favorite” aunt to 10 nieces and nephews. Mary’s hobbies include traveling, acrylic painting, interior design and music. Her claim to fame is playing her flute in Carnegie Hall.
Patient Advocacy is an important area of specialization concerned with a patient’s knowledge regarding the use of health plans, insurance, understanding medication that has been prescribed to you as well as your diagnosis and treatment. With the Institute of Medicine reporting that anywhere between 44,000 and 98,000 hospital patients die every year due to medical mistakes, it is increasingly vital that patients have someone to help guide them.
In this episode of iNurse Radio, our host Jeff Allen chats with Ava Sammarco, LPN, regarding the importance of patient advocacy, how patients can avoid succumbing to the problems in our healthcare system and the questions you should be asking as a patient to ensure you receive above standard medical care.
Ava Sammarco, LPN
Ava Sammarco is a Licensed Practical Nurse at Park Creek, a residential care center located in Park Creek, Buffalo.
With more than 35 years in the field Ava is an expert in geriatric and acute care as well as patient advocacy, one of her favorite topics! She is also the host of a radio show called "Nurses Notes" and television show entitled "Health Focus".
Exhibiting artist, entrepreneur of a leading design firm in Australia, patient advocate for pelvic pain, creator of her own line of French greeting cards and coming soon working on a film documentary with Peter Lamont, Soula Mantalvanos is amazing in her own right. Add in the love story with her husband Theo who stands by her side as partner in the firm to ongoing supportive caregiver since her accident causing the ongoing disability.
Since Soula lives in constant pain, did they close up shop and call it quits? No, instead their design studio at home is now an international example by media including on The Design Files and designers of universal design at its best: hidden, unaware, completely the couple's own style, and a beehive of creativity and design solutions.
While an accident left her in constant chronic pelvic pain, she adapted by creating her design station at different levels so she could be in different positions. Then recently she took another step and went public, creating the largest pelvic pain library online.
Many stories in one- from being one of today's creative leaders, to patient advocacy with real solutions, to an old fashion love story- meet Soula and Theo live.
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Tonight our incredible special guest is patient advocate, Jenni Davis. She is the Oncology Counselor and Patient Advocate for Mission Hope Cancer Center in Santa Maria, California. With 20 years experience in the Worker's Compensation field as a vocational rehabilitation counselor she has a great knowledge of community resources and has coordinated and facilitated support groups, educational programs and financial resources for cancer patients, their families and caregivers.
We welcome Jenni as a vetted caregiver support group leader and call on her experience and knowledge to help our Huntington's community. The philosophy is that all caregivers whether for cancer or HD have the same issues of stress and face many challenges in caring for their patients.
Thank you Jenni for caring to share your lifes' work and experience with us.
Betsy McCaughey-Former Lt Gov of New York, Constitutional Scholar and Patient Advocate explains, Team Obama’s fight to keep the homeless living on the streets.
Audrey Russo-Columnist for ClashDaily.com handling Middle East/National Security/Terrorism/Cultural Issues says Carly Fiorina needs a crash course on Islam, quick.
James Hirsen-Big Bang Star Mayim Bialik’s Un-Hollywood Faith as explained by the New York Times best-selling author, commentator, media analyst and law professor.
Harlan Ullman-Thinking The Unthinkable--- A Sanders Versus Trump Presidential Race? The former naval officer and chair of The Killowen Group that advises leaders of government and business at the highest levels including presidential candidates here and abroad discusses the possibilities.
Lowell Ponte-Author, columnist and former think tank futurist says he's not all that surprised by this roller coaster stock market. He and co-author Craig Smith have been warning us in their new book, "Don't Bank on It."
Paul Williams & Tracey Jackson-He's an alcoholic and she's not. He's the Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President of ASCAP. She wrote the films “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “The Guru,” and “The Other End of the Line,” among others. Together they have written and discuss "Gratitude & Trust, Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life."
Read My Lips host akaRadioRed brings you lively, unscripted, spontaneous, non-canned interviews with interesting new authors on a range of lifestyle-related topics. Listen LIVE on Mondays 7-8 pm/Eastern or anytime on-demand.
Can Narrative Medicine help you and your physician improve your health care? Find out from Olga Lucia Torres, a former successful criminal defense attorney despite chronic arthritis, lupus, and asthma. After Olga was hospitalized for food poisoning [Jamaican jerk chicken], a medical mistake put her into a coma. Then, permanent brain damage left her unable to walk, talk, or care for herself. The unstoppable Olga completed rehab and earned her M.S. degree in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University. She now serves as a patient advocate and teaches Narrative Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital. Tune in to hear Olga's tips on how you and your loved ones can avoid a medical mistake. www.olgaluciatorres.com
Attention, pet owners! Meet Dr. Judy Morgan, author of From Needles to Natural: Learning Holistic Pet Healing, who transitioned from traditional to holistic veterinary medicine. Judy will define the differences between marketing ploys and actual good pet health, dispel myths about traditional pet care, and teach you the benefits of feeding and treating your pet holistically. Her second book, “What’s for Dinner, Dexter? Cooking for Your Dog Using Chinese Medicine Theory, features recipes for home cooking for dogs. Call-in and ask Judy your pet care questions. www.drjudymorgan.com
This interview was taped on July 19, 2013 on Revolution Radio, but the archive for that network was removed. Here again is original interview with Dr. Carley.
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Are you a therapist, nurse or other Health Care Professional feeling overworked and underappreciated?
Do you sometimes have difficulty setting boundaries with patients or their families?
Are you frustrated by patients who cannot or will not follow through with recommendations?
If you answered "yes" to the above questions, you will want to join me and my guest, Clinical Pscyhologist, Dr. Angelo Domingo.
Over the course of his clinical career, Dr. Domingo has gained an awareness for the ways in which mental and physical illness, and environmental stressors combine to impact an entire family. Individualized treatment plans may include: stress management, psycho-education, relaxation, meditation, and traditional talk therapy based on each patient or family's individual needs.
With an active psychology practice at Parkinson Place, in Sarasota, Florida, Dr. Domingo has also developed a skill for helping other health care professionals set healthy boundaries with patients and families. When memory problems or dementia impact a patient's participation in treatment, he can help therapists develop behavior modification strategies which may improve patient adherence.
Face it, we wouldn’t be working in health care if we didn’t care about people, but, sometimes,we need a little self-care.
So, grab your lunch, and join the discussion.
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Larry "LAK" Henderson, The Hiphop Educator, is the founder and CEO of Smart Music Entertainment, and the creator of a new sound of educational Hiphop music that uniquely inspires people of all ages. His album, Lesson One: Hip-Hop & Education, has hit Amazon bestsellerlists (#1 in Hot New Releases and #8 in Educational Music), and has received airplay on major radio stations around the world, due to his combination of deep insights and authentic Hiphop sound.
Lak travels the country sharing his educational Hiphop soul music, offering "lessons" on topics that are rarely discussed, including current events, history, empowerment, political science, money management, and more. CBS calls Lesson One "creative, innovative, and informative." Dominion of New York Magazine says, "Most people who use Hiphop to educate do so badly. Lak does it so well."
Lak is a youth activist, social critic, history and religion intellectual, and
an innovative education advocate. He is a Hiphop ambassador, and a noted speaker on the impact of the Hiphop culture. He holds degrees in Africana Studies, Communications, and Labor Studies from Rutgers University, and studied studio engineering at the Institute for Audio Research.
Lak has been featured at a host of youth and college events, Hiphop conferences, festivals, and on major radio and television programs, including London, UK's BANG 103.6 FM, CBS, BET, Houston's 97.9 FM, Chicago's WVON, Tampa's 88.55 FM, Minneapolis's 89.9 FM, North Carolina's 101.9 FM, New York's 103.9 FM, LA Talk Radio, Princeton University's 103.3 FM, Rutgers University's 88.7 FM, and on the nationally-syndicated show, "In Black America," to name a few.
Join us every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month as we discuss topics surrounding fashion, business and technology through an exciting lineup of interviews. Our show will feature guest Franne McNeal, Minority Business Advocate, Small Business Influencer, Power Woman, speaker, coach, author and radio host.
Purchase Franne's new book, "Significant From Frustrated to FranneTastic; Inspirational Stories for the Entrepreneurial Woman", at www.SignificantYou.com
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