The Pennsylvania Action Coalition is excited to announce “At the Core of Care,” a new podcast series that highlights the creative efforts of nurses and their partners to meet the health and health care needs of patients, families, and communities. “At the Core of Care” weaves together themes of diversity, leadership, and practice innovation in nursing, while staying focused on the consumer experience.
Through four episodes, those at the core of care tell the stories of different health care situations, including sexual assault nurse examiners; breastfeeding clients from the Philadelphia Nurse-Family partnership; nurses as they attempt to ease state restrictions on the profession; and those involved in home care for medically complex children.
The stories are based in Pennsylvania but tell a much bigger story about important trends shaping health and health care across America.
It was an amazing experience to sit down and speak with so many incredible people about the work they do and how nursing impacts their lives. Here’s a preview of what to expect in the first season:
Episode 1: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
This episode takes a look at sexual assault nurse examiners in Pennsylvania. Few health care providers are trained to do this work, which requires a timely and skilled response that addresses physical and mental health. Examiners must also be trained on the forensic and legal component so they can collect evidence that can hold up in court. An innovative program out of Penn State University, the SAFE-T Center closes a gap in services by also offering telehealth support for medical practices in rural and underserved areas.