The MennoHealth Cast podcast is a production of The Mennonite, Inc., and Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship.
MennoHealth Cast seeks to highlight the personal stories of nurses, doctors, health researchers, dentists, chaplains, social workers, advanced practitioners and others involved in various fields related to the care of human beings. MennoHealth Cast is hosted by Joann Hunsberger, a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in intraoperative anesthesia and post-operative pain management in children. The first series, “Mennos in Medicine,” consists of conversational interviews with Anabaptist folks working in various health fields. For more information about Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship, or to become a member of the organization, visit their website.
New episodes release every 6-8 weeks.
David Sack is a professor in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. In this episode, Dr. Sack discusses the evolution of the oral cholera vaccine (check out a photo of it here), reflects on the challenges and rewards of research-oriented academic medicine, and gives some of his own personal story about following in the path of his brothers.
Rebecca Heidkamp is a public health researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. She specializes in addressing nutrition problems in locations with low resources. In this episode Rebecca talks to our host, Joann Hunsberger, about being in Haiti in 2010 during the earthquake, including some of her beautiful moments of personal encounters and how she met Mennonites.
Our host, Joann Hunsberger, talks with Karen Vundla who recently completed her 46-year career in nursing. They talk about Karen’s experiences in clinical nursing in various locations including Zimbabwe, Lexington and Baltimore. Karen also shares stories of encounters with oncology patients that have continued to be meaningful to her through the years and ethical dilemmas she has faced while providing patient care.