Season 1: Episode 3: Solidarity in Healthcare--Direct Primary Care, Health Sharing, Rerum Novarum and the Catholic Church

Season 1: Episode 3: Solidarity in Healthcare--Direct Primary Care, Health Sharing, Rerum Novarum and the Catholic Church

In Episode 3, Dr Roussel shares his experience with the medical system as a patient, well the parent of a patient (his daughter), and how he and his wife struggle to get their daughter the time and attention they needed for her needs. Ultimately, by going outside of the traditional 'insurance based' system, they were able to find not only an easier, more palatable solution, but one which they found more in line with their values. 


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Season 1: Episode 2: A Culture of Caring

Season 1: Episode 2: A Culture of Caring

In Episode 2, Dr Trasancos and Dr Roussel talk about the importance of creating a culture of caring when it comes to health care and ethics. Starting with the story of Dr Trasancos' experience being offered pre-natal 'counseling' with her youngest child, Dr Roussel and Dr Trasancos explore the need for caring and comforting in a health care system often dominated by technological intervention absent the essential human connection and covenantal relationship that characterizes medicine as a profession.

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Season 1: Episode 1: What is Medicine Anyway?

Season 1: Episode 1: What is Medicine Anyway?

In the first Episode, Dr Roussel and Dr Trasancos explain the motivation behind starting the podcast Phronesis. Dr Roussel, a primary care doctor and ethicist, and Dr Trasancos, a scientist and mother of seven, share their real life stories of health, wellness and meaning, using them as learning experiences to grow in practical wisdom. For the first segment, Dr Roussel shares his story of visiting Auschwitz as a medical student and how that led him to the concept of phronesis to begin with. Dr Trasancos then expounds on the importance of developing a deep and spiritual understanding of the human person as an essential ethical first principle any profession.

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