ask theory, nursing, public health, Irene Buenavista Molina

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 94: Gaano Kahirap Maging Pinay Nurse Sa Ibang Bansa?

Dr. Irene Buenavista Molina is a registered nurse with 28 years of nursing practice and a public health professional with 8 years of public health practice. She is a nursing supervisor at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore City and an adjunct nursing faculty at Anne Arundel Community College.

We talked about being a frontline worker in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic; the biggest misconceptions people have about nursing; race- and gender-related challenges in the field; treating patients safely, equitably, with dignity, and with compassion; and more.

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