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Virtue Medicine – Doctors *for* Doctors
Janeta F. Tansey, MD, PhD is providing:
a) Coaching Care for Providers and Health Care Leadership
b) Bioethics and Moral Distress Consultation
c) Emergency Triage for Provider Resiliency
d) Acute Grief and Secondary Trauma Counseling for Providers
e) Leadership Team Huddles
Dr. Tansey (Iowa) is a bioethicist and executive coach with board certifications in Psychiatry and Integrative Medicine. She focuses on caring for both academic and community-based professionals in her clinical practices. A specialist in mind-body medicine and meaning-centered interventions, her scholarship in Logo (Meaning)-Therapy, Virtue Ethics, Character Strengths, and Mindfulness are the backbone of her resilience and leadership training courses and work. An experienced consultant in executive wellness, professionalism and leadership, she focuses on the impact of values and meaning in organizations and for providers from all walks of life, supporting autonomy, wisdom and authenticity, especially during suffering. She has a long-standing clinical focus on mitigating the development of trauma disorders in providers who are experiencing horror and helplessness as witnesses and participants in crisis scenarios.
JoAnna Romero Cartaya, PhD is provding:
a) Individual Coaching for Health Care Providers
b) Covid-19 Online Meaning-Centered Groups for Front-Line Providers
c) Groups for Health Care Providers who are Mothers and Mothers-To-Be
Dr. Cartaya (Iowa) is an expert in helping providers develop authentic, compassionate, and empathetic presence, with communication strategies that are effective, fluid, and truthful. Health care is challenged by the trauma of witnessing suffering on an unprecedented scale; it is a real risk to get lost in the sorrow of this time. Her care of providers focuses on helping them see their strong emotional feelings and thoughts can be met with acceptance and responsibility. Harnessing these experiences into an authentic core builds real reserve, self-awareness, and powerful professional mission, to help both others and themselves.
Anna Evans, LMT and certified yoga teacher is providing all of these services by Zoom:
a) Individual and Group Guided Meditation, Mindfulness, Gentle Yoga Work
b) Holding Spaces Groups for Maintaining Connection (3-6 providers wanting to connect regularly with guided facilitation of sacred circle, meditation, movement, rituals, and/or sharing)
c) Individual, Family and Group Yoga
In truth, Anna is Dr. Tansey’s safe space facilitator, and we wanted to bring her care from our team to yours. Anna specializes in deep listening to the places in body and mind that are holding tension, gently exploring a variety of techniques including guided visualization, meditation support, breath work, mindfulness, self-massage and yoga. The focus is on finding methods that work for the provider and can be practiced outside of these personalized sessions in the heat of the battle, honoring the body and mind’s ability and wisdom to create quiet or sacred spaces even in a noisy and sorrow-filled world.
Keith Jones, MS, NP, APRN-BC is providing:
a) Coaching Care for Providers
b) Emergency Triage for Provider Resiliency
Mr. Jones (Florida) has been a nurse since 1989, working in many aspects of healthcare for over 31 years. He has spent most of his nursing years in hospital and acute settings, including emergency room/trauma, critical care units and inpatient psychiatry. In those settings, he was on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic of the late 1980s and 90s and understands through direct experience the distress and fatigue that is coming from frontline care of the Covid-19 crisis. In his volunteer work, he has been working with Renaissance International for over 25 years to assist abused and abandoned children in Brazil. Board-certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Mr. Jones now has a private practice in outpatient Adult Psychiatry and is a Clinician Diplomate with the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. As a member of our team, he is offering meaning-centered coaching for providers and first responders. His philosophy of practice is to listen deeply without judgment, bringing needed resources to help his clients cope with the current experiences of stress, grief, anxiety, and loneliness.
Cynthia Wimberly, Ph.D. is providing:
a) Single Counseling Session with Parents/Guardians
b) Package Sessions with Children (ages 12 through High School)
Because children and young people process life differently than do adults, Dr. Wimberly provides age-appropriate counseling interventions for the adolescent children of providers that are different from one might be used for the adults in their lives. This child-focused, person-centered interaction allows young people to explore and focus on the issues that they are ready to tackle. Based on a meaning-centered approach shaped by the child’s own values, different methods of addressing the issues and defining the goals are discussed. In this caring and nurturing therapeutic space, young people can learn to access their personal strengths to overcome the challenges they face. Guardians/parents are an essential part of this process and will be involved in the process; the overarching goal is to help the children/adolescents find the strength to live a life of resiliency, hope, and authenticity. Please see Dr. Wimberly’s clinic page for additional details.
Elizabeth S. Parks, PhD is providing:
a) Zoom-based “Story-Telling and Story-Listening for Well-Being” for small teams and/or colleagues of up to 7 members to come together confidentially outside of work hours for care and cohesion
b) Individual and Family Listening Consults, identifying listening strengths and weaknesses through assessment to improve interpersonal relationships and daily functioning during stress.
Dr. Parks is a communication scholar with a history of research and teaching in Listening, Dialogue, Diversity and Ethics. She focuses on how to promote community well-being in her classrooms, engaged scholarship, and mentoring relationships. A specialist in culture, disability, race & ethnicity, and multilingualism, she has many years of working with a variety of cultural and service communities in dozens of countries around the world. Currently she teaches others how to listen in more creative ways, focusing on the communication challenges that are found in Higher Education and community care. She trains people in multicultural interviewing and focus group skills, personalized cross-cultural adaptation, interpersonal communication in border/third-culture spaces, and is currently pursuing ground-breaking research in how to promote digital being and well-being in our organizational spaces, especially through intentional listening to each other stories. She brings theory and practice of listening to the curriculum as a clinically critical component of building insight and resilience both intra- and inter-personally.
Tamara Frembgen Kesner, PhD is Virtue Medicine’s liaison with professional organizations. She is available to help administrators, leaders, and Human Resources identify how best to use our services.
Dr. Frembgen Kesner is a scientist by training with many years of experience in lab management at the University of Iowa. Those skills are brought to bear on our own team care in professionalism services. If you are a leader or administrator who is reflecting on how our elite team can help you, she will be invaluable to your strategizing. Please contact her using the email address below.