S2, E14 - Third Party Trauma18:03*Aspects of this conversation may be triggering for some listeners, if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, a prevention hotline can help. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day at 988. During a crisis, people who are hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988*Welcome to Live Well and Thrive, a podcast recognizing the hard work, dedication, and diversity of our team at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. I'm your host, Carrie Owen Pletz. Were absolutely delighted to have Dr. Stuart Buttlaire with us today, a highly respected expert with over 30 years of experience. Currently, he serves as the Regional Director of Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine at Kaiser Permanente. We're going to discuss third party or vicarious trauma. Something that's touched us all in different ways, be it through the news, stories shared by friends, or our own work experiences. It's been something I've wanted to talk about for a long time. As always, I invite you to share what’s on your mind, ask a question or suggest a topic or guest. Send it to LiveWell&Thrive@kp.org. And whether you’re listening on your commute or during a down moment, keep those comments coming. Kaiser Permanente employee well-being resources:https://hrconnect.kp.org/wps/myportal/hr/benefitsandwellness/wellness/healthyworkforce/!ut/p/z1/rZFNT4QwEIZ_DUcy3fKxcEQTg-iGxHWV9mK6pSxVaFloYPn3do3Gg1mMiXOaSeadeecZoFAAVWyUB2akVqyxNaHhC47vUernKI3u4huUXGX548M29xAO4PmjAV2IBAFd1j8BBcqV6UwNpJ3r3kGiqwZphIPOxV4oUUkzMFVOommUGAYHfWe1YI2p50n3b5XuuThP67gsgXAUsViEvrv3_dL1VyhwI4xLl68jjleB52ERfrpfsEeXjyNWv76ov7ULRikm2Cndt5bm9o_2UgTZbwDth3C_ud4c7GRmaleqSkPxRQiKH4SsQL4ejzSx3LUy4mSg-AfwXbtrI292STZO8ykg700KkAc!/dz/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/ Employee Assistance Program:https://hrconnect.kp.org/wps/myportal/hr/benefitsandwellness/wellness/healthyworkplace/employeeassistanceprogram/eap_default/!ut/p/z1/lZBBT4NAEIV_Sw-cjJmFQqHHamIQTUistbKXZsoOsHFZNuwK4d9LjYmnYpzTTGa-vHkPOLwD1zjIGp3sNKp5LvjmFGyfWRrmLE2etg9sd5flry_7fM2CCI7fB-xK7RjwZf4NOPBSO-MaKNqp6T1GprLSkccuw5k0VdJZ1GIkpTRZ67HfriFUrpnGrv8wCssZotaobiJCa6V1qEsyfVf32M4rNCdBFX4qd1E1pRRQiCQSomIsrMLkHGCYoB8LpMgPfCz9Kv5xuGCBLwdQzHx8lX_cwHGQNMJBd307J77_x2spg-yvgI_3s_4o-M0I3AfTHtpkPd0W2TBO9Wr1BRR_r6A!/dz/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/
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S2, E13 - Lessons in Leadership16:08Welcome to Live Well & Thrive, a podcast recognizing the hard work, dedication and diversity of our team at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. I'm your host Carrie Owen Plietz. Today I have a very special guest joining me, Dr. Maria Ansari. In addition to being my physician partner for Kaiser Permanente Northern California region, Maria also serves as the CEO and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group and is also the Co-CEO of The Permanente Federation.
S2, E12 - Wildfire Preparedness21:55Welcome to “Live Well and Thrive,” a podcast recognizing the hard work, dedication, and diversity of our team at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. I’m your host Carrie Owen Plietz. Today we’re going to wrestle with a difficult topic – wildfire and disaster preparedness. Wildfires have touched us all, including today’s guests in both personal and professional ways. We are in a new reality where wildfires will occur with increasing severity and frequency. How can we be proactive to make sure our families and communities are prepared so that we can care for others? This is a learning curve we are all on together and today’s guests will help illuminate this question with their deep experience. I’m delighted to have Dr. Mary Meyer, ED physician at Walnut Creek who also earned an MPH later in her career. Mary has a wealth of experience, has worked internationally and is currently bridging her work in the emerging department with her public health background to help KP better prepare our employees and facilities. We are also joined by Shakiara Kitchen, Regional Practice Specialist in Emergency Management, at KP. Shakiara works to ensure our operations and clinical needs are met simultaneously in any eventuality. As always, I invite you to share what’s on your mind, ask a question or suggest a topic or guest. Send it to LiveWell&Thrive@kp.org. And whether you’re listening on your commute or during a down moment, keep those comments coming. Additional Resources:American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Checklist:https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/atg/Chapters/Division_1_-_Media/Denver/Denver_-_PDFs/EmergencyPreparednessChecklist.pdfNixle Alert System: https://www.nixle.com/ Community Emergency Response Team (CERT):https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/individuals-communities/preparedness-activities-webinars/community-emergency-response-teamEmergency Education, Exercises, Drills, and Training (kp.org):https://kplearn.kp.org/Saba/Web_spf/NA5P2PRD001/app/me/learningeventdetail/cours000000000087635;spf-url=common%2Fledetail%2Fcours000000000087635
S2, E11 - The power of awakening our senses24:15Welcome to Live Well & Thrive a podcast recognizing the hard work, dedication and diversity of our team at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. I'm your host Carrie Owen Plietz. Today, we're here to talk about travel. Research shows we sometimes enjoy the lead up to a trip more than we actually enjoy the trip itself. The same is true about memories of a trip, hope for the future is essential to our well being. At the same time, the US Travel Association reports we collectively leave 768 million vacation days, days unused each year. This is a huge missed opportunity for new experiences and important time spent with loved ones. Today we're going to explore how travel, special occasions and new experiences are encoded differently by the brain, and how we all could benefit from spending a little more time awakening our senses. I'm delighted to have Kim Grant, veteran travel writer and founder of SlowDownSeeMore.com, celebrating day-long itineraries in the West. Kim frequently explores the connection between travel and workplace well-being. We are also joined by Dr. Kathryn Wetzler, regional director of the mental health training programs, counseling centers and staff development in Northern California to help us understand how travel and special occasions activate different parts of the brain and help our overall well being.
S2, E10 - Pride Month20:10Welcome to Live Well & Thrive a podcast recognizing the hard work, dedication and diversity of our team at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. I'm your host Carrie Owen Plietz. Today, we're here to talk about Pride Month, its history and how it has become a joyful celebration of all the beautiful identities within the LGBTQ+ community. We'll also discuss how societal winds are rapidly shifting, bringing with it challenges threatening the basic human rights of this wonderful collection of people. joining me for today's conversation are the two co leads of the KP pride business resource group. I'm delighted to have Theophilus Little Director of Facility Engineering back to Live Well & Thrive. We are also joined by Dr. Marcos Siqueiros, Adult and Family Medicine Physician and Leader Transgender Healthcare Services at Santa Clara Medical Center.
S2, E9 - Friendship & Loneliness21:19One of the unfortunate outcomes of the pandemic and the many ways we had to remove ourselves from normal, everyday social situations to stay safe and healthy has been loneliness. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General recently reported we’re suffering from an epidemic of loneliness and isolation as a country. And the effect of extended loneliness is now contributing to a range of health risks. Just consider, extended loneliness can have the same impact to a person’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day. Today, Jessica Johnson, Behavioral Health Manager at the Walnut Creek medical center is here with me to talk about this epidemic of loneliness – what it looks like, how it’s effecting the patients she works with and how she’s coaching people in friendship-making to overcome social isolation and loneliness.