Defining Moments Humans tell stories to make sense of birthing and dying and everything in between. Defining Moments Podcast showcases stories about living well in the midst of inescapable illness, suffering, and hardship. Episodes feature an eclectic group of guests who share moments of uncertainty, innovation, and resilience. Host Dr. Lynn Harter draws on twenty years of experience in health contexts to spark conversations that move between personal anecdotes and societal health challenges. Each segment is accompanied by articles published in Health Communication and other online resources. Defining Moments Podcast disrupts the silence that too often surrounds vulnerability, and allows narrators and audiences to imagine new normals.
Defining Moments

Defining Moments

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Humans tell stories to make sense of birthing and dying and everything in between. Defining Moments Podcast showcases stories about living well in the midst of inescapable illness, suffering, and hardship. Episodes feature an eclectic group of guests who share moments of uncertainty, innovation, and resilience. Host Dr. Lynn Harter draws on twenty years of experience in health contexts to spark conversations that move between personal anecdotes and societal health challenges. Each segment is accompanied by articles published in Health Communication and other online resources. Defining Moments Podcast disrupts the silence that too often surrounds vulnerability, and allows narrators and audiences to imagine new normals.

Most Recent Episodes

Concussion Events and the NCAA Mind Matters Challenge: Changing Safety Behaviors by Shifti...

Athlete safety and concussion injuries are public health concerns. Athletes sometimes conceal injuries or delay disclosure of symptoms to avoid injury treatment protocols. In this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Alaina Zanin links failure to disclose injuries to sports narratives in the U.S. Dr. Zanin and a team of researchers from the Arizona State University Center for Strategic Communication are partnering with the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense in the Mind Matters Challenge. Dr. Zanin and colleagues are developing narrative interventions to change the culture of concussion reporting among college athletes. You can two of Dr. Zanin's articles on sports narratives in Health Communication at: https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2019.1587693 https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2019.1598742 You can learn more about the Arizona State University Center for Strategic Communication and its Mind Matters Challenge here: http://csc.asu.edu/projects/

Concussion Events and the NCAA Mind Matters Challenge: Changing Safety Behaviors by Shifti...

Hospice Bereavement Camps and Art Programming for Teens: Cultivating Hope through Art and ...

Teenagers experience loss in unique ways and their expressions of grief do not always conform to adults' expectations. In this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Stephanie Pangborn reflects on her work with teens coping with the loss of a loved one. From hospital bedsides to campfires, she explores the use of art and family storytelling to help teens grieve and imagine new normals. Dr. Pangborn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Clemson University and a Faculty Associate for the Institute of Engaged Aging. She is an award-winning teacher, film producer, and author.

Hospice Bereavement Camps and Art Programming for Teens: Cultivating Hope through Art and ...

The Ethics of Medically Unnecessary Care

"Why do patients with strong convictions about stopping aggressive care when a cure is no longer possible sometimes then agree to pursue it when it is suggested by their physicians?" asks Dr. Lori Roscoe, a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of South Florida. On this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Roscoe explores the ethical dilemmas surrounding medically unnecessary care from plastic surgery to aggressive treatment at the end-of-life. You can read two of Dr. Roscoe's recently published articles in Health Communication at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10410236.2018.1550470 http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/hhth20 Her latest co-book (with Dr. David Schenck) published by Springer is available at a 20% discounted rate with the code bAR5MHyHqm55qyX at: https://www.springer.com/us

Post-partum Care, Baby Milestones, and Mothering: Historical and Contemporary Challenges

The lifecycle of early motherhood is characterized by challenges including infertility, baby loss, post-partum depression, and gaps in healthcare. On this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Maggie Quinlan and Bethany Johnson historically frame these challenges often intensified by social media. Quinlan and Johnson are award-winning teachers and researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte who have recently published a book by Rutgers University and authored dozens of journal articles. You can read their co-authored article in Health Communication at: https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2019.1587694 Their book published by Rutgers University is available at a 30% discounted rate with the code 02AAAA17 at: https://bit.ly/2Mmdec0 You can learn more about their ongoing efforts on their website: https://johnsonquinlanresearch.com/

Post-partum Care, Baby Milestones, and Mothering: Historical and Contemporary Challenges

Collaborative Art as Social Justice: Building Inclusive Communities for Individuals with D...

Sheltered workshops refer to rehabilitative and vocational programs for individuals with developmental differences. On this episode of Defining Moments, Patty Mitchell and Susan Dlouhy reflect on their efforts to revolutionize sheltered workshops through the Creative Abundance Model. This model relies on collaborative art programming to foster self-expression, create employment opportunities, and build inclusive communities. Patty is the Founder and Executive Director and Susan is the Director of Operations for Passion Works, a community arts center located in Athens, Ohio. You can read Patty and Susan's Health Communication article at: https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2019.1596868 Their book published by Swallow Hills/Ohio University Press is available at a 20% discounted rate with the code PODCAST on the Passion Works website: https://www.passionworks.org/ They are featured in the documentary Creative Abundance available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HMGjsH

Collaborative Art as Social Justice: Building Inclusive Communities for Individuals with D...

Communicating Compassion in an Era of Social Media

Americans' use of social media is on the rise as are their levels of stress, anxiety, and loneliness. On this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Sarah Tracy discusses the importance of face-to-face conversation as it relates to individuals' physical and mental health. She argues that humans' capacity to respond compassionately to others' suffering is key to individual well-being and the vibrancy of community life. Dr. Sarah Tracy is the Herberger Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. She is an award-winning teacher and researcher whose work focuses on emotion, identity, compassion, and work-life wellness. You can read Dr. Tracy's recently published article conversation, compassion, and social connections in Health Communication at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10410236.2018.1550470 Her latest book can be ordered on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Qualitative-Research-Methods-Collecting-Communicating/dp/1119390788/ref=dp_ob_title_bk Check out her YouTube channel on qualitative research methods: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs650R3zTPitGjT2GuqUGuw

Telemedicine: Catalyzing Cancer Care with Virtual Visits

Virtual visits can increase access to specialized medicine without overburdening care providers. On this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Pete Anderson reflects on his use of telemedicine to develop therapeutic alliances with cancer patients and families. Dr. Anderson is an oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic Pediatrics Institute, and a professor at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. His team's approach to caring for young cancer patients involves facilitating outpatient care with fewer side effects of therapy. He has published over 13- peer reviewed journal articles. You can view a short digital film that features Dr. Pete and his use of virtual visits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xA8H5aVbME You can read Dr. Pete's recently published article on virtual visits in Health Communication at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10410236.2019.1587695 He also is featured in the documentary The Art of the Possible: https://amzn.to/2YY76I2

Cancer Survivorship: Acknowledging the Long-Term and Late Effects of Treatment

Scientific advancements in the detection and treatment of cancer have improved survival rates. Even so, long term survivors of cancer face emotional, physical, and cognitive challenges in the aftermath of treatment. On this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Laura Ellingson shares her personal story of cancer survivorship and how it informs her work with the American Cancer Society. Dr. Ellingson is the Patrick A. Donohoe Professor of Communication and Women's and Gender Studies at Santa Clara University. She is the author of three award-winning books, and dozens of journal articles and book chapters. You can read Dr. Ellingson's recently published article on cancer survivorship in Health Communication at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10410236.2018.1550470 Her latest book published by Routledge is available at a 20% discounted rate with the code IRK71 at: https://www.routledge.com/Embodiment-in-Qualitative-Research/Ellingson/p/book/9781629582313 Dr. Ellingson also journals about long term cancer survivorship on her blog Realistically Ever After: https://realisticallyeverafter.blog

Cancer Survivorship: Acknowledging the Long-Term and Late Effects of Treatment

Coming Soon : Defining Moments - Conversations about Health and Healing

Humans tell stories to make sense of birthing and dying and everything in between. Defining Moments Podcast showcases stories about living well in the midst of inescapable illness, suffering, and hardship. Episodes feature an eclectic group of guests who share moments of uncertainty, innovation, and resilience. Host Dr. Lynn Harter draws on twenty years of experience in health contexts to spark conversations that move between personal anecdotes and societal health challenges. Each segment is accompanied by articles published in Health Communication and other online resources. Defining Moments Podcast disrupts the silence that too often surrounds vulnerability, and allows narrators and audiences to imagine new normals. Look for our first episode to launch June 2019.

Coming Soon : Defining Moments - Conversations about Health and Healing

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