Skip to main content

Episodes You Might Have Missed

Man with glasses, headphones, and horn
Spread the love

Summary

7 min read.
Greetings, blog/newsletter readers. As I told you a few days ago, I failed to notify you about several months of podcast episodes. Rather than inundating you every other day with the missing catalog, I’ve provided this list of episodes you can pick from to read at your leisure.

This snafu also provided me with the opportunity to rethink my production schedule. As I grew into podcasting and then video-making, the effort steeply increased to the point of reducing my output to every three to four weeks. You, readers, may be short-changed. A hundred of you have been with me for ten years or more when I posted blogs weekly. That doesn’t sit well with me. I’m going to try to put out a blog post (newsletter) weekly, a podcast episode (and newsletter) every other week, and a video (and podcast episode and newsletter) every four weeks. I will also add listening and reading times to the description so you can gauge the time reading, listening, and watching takes. Let me know what you think.

Apologies for failing to update readers on several months of podcasts with a list of episodes to choose from. Planning a revised production schedule.

About the Show

Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once.  I’m the Rosetta Stone of Healthcare. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life’s realities in the awesome circus of healthcare.  Let’s make some sense of all this.

We respect Listeners, Watchers, and Readers. Show Notes at the end.

Read Newsletter

Download the printable transcript here

Contents

Episode

Podcast intro

Welcome to Health Hats, the Podcast. I’m Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged cisgender old white man of privilege who knows a little bit about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life’s realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let’s make some sense of all of this.

Apologies

Greetings, blog/newsletter readers. As I told you a few days ago, I failed to notify you about several months of podcast episodes. Rather than inundating you every other day with the missing catalog, I’ve provided this list of episodes you can pick from to read at your leisure.

This snafu also provided me with the opportunity to rethink my production schedule. As I grew into podcasting and then video-making, the effort steeply increased to the point of reducing my output to every three to four weeks. You, readers, may be short-changed. A hundred of you have been with me for ten years or more when I posted blogs weekly. That doesn’t sit well with me. I’m going to try to put out a blog post (newsletter) weekly, a podcast episode (and newsletter) every other week, and a video (and podcast episode and newsletter) every four weeks. I will also add listening and reading times to the description so you can gauge the time reading, listening, and watching takes. Let me know what you think.

The link is to show notes with the newsletter and further links to podcast and video.

Missed episodes

6/25/23

20 min read. 32 min listen download the printable transcript here

This bonus episode (#200) is a conversation with Health Hats and Steve Heatherington, an alpaca shepherd and fellow podcaster. The episode discusses their experiences in podcasting and explores various aspects of the medium. We express our excitement and gratitude for our subscribers, patrons, and supporters who have contributed to the podcast’s success.

We delve into the multifaceted nature of podcasting, highlighting its potential for personal growth, storytelling, and community-building. Steve shares how podcasting has allowed him to explore his passion for alpacas and connect with listeners worldwide. We discuss the challenges of crafting engaging stories and making decisions about editing, sound quality, and music. We also touch upon the time-consuming nature of podcast production and the need for self-care to maintain enthusiasm.

Steve reveals his plans to develop a podcast workshop that focuses on helping aspiring podcasters find their unique voice and build a community around their content. I express my interest in incorporating more music into my podcast and mentions an upcoming Patreon benefit featuring my saxophone playing.

Overall, this bonus episode provides a glimpse into the personal experiences, reflections, and aspirations of the hosts in the realm of podcasting.

7/9/23

23 min read. 40 min listen Research Community Link: #12 Emerging Adults w Mental Illness

Conversation with Dr. Robert Motley. “Emerging adults,” coined by Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, refers to individuals aged 18-29 navigating through a transitional phase toward adulthood. When this group faces mental illness, racism, homophobia, and sexism, access to treatment becomes challenging, escalating community violence and incarceration rates. Researchers like Dr. Motley suggest robust support systems, accessible transportation, a sense of belonging, and opportunities for upward social mobility to break this cycle. More effective, practical solutions can be found by involving the target population in the development of research projects.

Dr. Motley studies emerging black males & females with mental illness compounded by racism & violence. They need support systems & a chance for upward mobility.

7/23/23

21 min read. 35 min listen PCORI Research Funding: #13 Emerging Adults w Mental Illness

The conversation between Amanda Chue and me highlights various aspects of PCORI’s approach to identifying evidence gaps in youth mental health and its efforts to involve stakeholders, including patients and caregivers, in the research process. We discuss the challenges of finding research comparators and how PCORI evaluates interventions already in use. The conversation also touches upon the importance of disseminating and implementing research findings and the dynamic tensions in public engagement and policymaking.

8/12/23

25 min read. 49 min listen Health Economics: #14 Emerging Adults w Mental Illness

This Emerging Adults with Mental Illness episode explores the complexities of conflicting incentives in the healthcare system. The term “incentives” is analyzed in terms of motivations and decision-making for various stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, insurance companies, policymakers, clinicians, drug companies, and communities. The conversation with Dr. Yun Wang (Sherry) delves into health economics and its significance in understanding resource allocation for healthcare decisions. Understanding health economics is critical for making informed healthcare decisions, optimizing resource allocation, and addressing disparities in mental health and substance use disorder treatment. It can empower advocates, policymakers, and researchers to create more effective, equitable, and cost-efficient healthcare systems.

Dive into the intricate web of conflicting healthcare incentives. From patients to policymakers, Dr. Wang explains how health economics guides resource allocation for better outcomes.

8/23/23

24 min read. 8 min listen Bonus Episode 2: Apps, Beehives, and Bobbleheads

In this bonus episode of the Health Hats podcast, I reflect on my writing, recording, and producing journey. I share the challenge of extemporaneous speaking and my efforts to improve video editing. With a focus on growth, I discuss enlisting professional help for my business plan and social media integration. The joy of working with my grandsons and engaging with a diverse community of podcasters adds vibrancy. At the same time, personal updates on music endeavors, something about bobbleheads, and health challenges remind us of life’s dynamic nature. (Summary created in ChatGPT with modifications)

9/3/23

17 min read. 25 min listen PATIENTS Program: Building Community Research Partnership

A conversation between Rodney Elliott and me about Rodney’s role in the PATIENTS Program, a community-research partnership focused on health equity. The PATIENTS Program, based at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, aims to connect researchers with underserved communities, fostering collaboration and co-developing patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). Rodney Elliott, co-host of “The Bridge: Your Health Your Voice” podcast, discusses the program’s goals and growth, emphasizing authenticity, transparency, and engagement with the community. We explore the significance of the next-play mentality, adapting to the pandemic, and the evolving role of podcasts in communication. Rodney shares his aspirations to interview diverse individuals and researchers, expanding the reach and impact of their podcasts. The conversation highlights the importance of community partnerships and innovative approaches to bridging the gap between research and the community.

9/24/23

15 min read. 27 min listen Opa Heaven: Titles, Maglevs, Hats, the Universe, Snarkiness

Oscar, my grandson, and I discuss various topics in this third bonus episode. We provide insights into the challenges of creating engaging content, particularly on platforms like YouTube, where we explore issues like titles, thumbnails, descriptions, and click-through rates. We also touch on the environmental impact of technologies like superconductors and the benefits of faster transportation methods.

The conversation delves into personal aspects, including the origin of the name “Health Hats” and the significance of wearing hats. We also explore deeper philosophical questions about life, the universe, and everything and share our thoughts on snarkiness.

10/1/23 29

29 min read. 48 min listen Cultural Humility: Curiosity Failure Critique Respect Growth

Exploring cultural humility, sensitivity, and competence in healthcare is a dynamic journey of listening, learning, and adapting to diverse cultural contexts. This episode captures discussions with experts in the field, highlighting the emergence of cultural competence in response to health disparities, its limitations in potentially perpetuating stereotypes, and the evolving concept of cultural sensitivity, which emphasizes person-centered curiosity and acknowledges individual multi-dimensionality. Cultural humility transcends competence and sensitivity by promoting a stance of not knowing, actively listening, and recognizing the ever-evolving nature of individuals influenced by various factors. Especially vital for emerging adults with mental illness, cultural humility encourages a person-centered approach and empowerment in treatment decisions. This two-way process necessitates reimagining and embracing failure through self-reflection and self-critique, a willingness to address the inherent power dynamics in healthcare settings. Providers can foster cultural humility by diversifying their social media exposure and media consumption while embracing the lifelong journey of understanding and respecting diverse cultures in healthcare. Conversations with experts Cat Smail, Jamila Xible, and Theresa Nguyen underscore the transformative potential of cultural humility in enhancing healthcare outcomes and nurturing respectful and effective relationships.

Episode Notes

Please comment and ask questions

Production Team

Web and Social Media Coach, Dissemination Kayla Nelson @lifeoflesion

Leon and Oscar van Leeuwen edit 

Music on intro and outro by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Drummer, Composer, and Arranger including Moe’s Blues for Proem and Reflection

Other Credits

Images

Disclaimer

The views and opinions presented in this podcast and publication are solely my responsibility and do not necessarily represent the views of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute®  (PCORI®), its Board of Governors, or Methodology Committee. Danny van Leeuwen (Health Hats)

Related podcasts

Creative Commons Licensing

The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge.  Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website). I welcome edits and improvements.  Please let me know. danny@health-hats.com. The material on this site created by others is theirs, and use follows their guidelines.

Danny van Leeuwen

Patient/Caregiver activist: learn on the journey toward best health

Verified by MonsterInsights