Friday, January 15, 2021

Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld, PhD, Long-Term Care Educator and Author


Today’s guest is Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld. Mary Helen is an associate professor at Towson University in the Department of Health Sciences. Mary Helen is the author of one of the leading textbooks in the field of long-term care, Dimensions of Long-Term Care: An Introduction, and is a recognized leader in long-term care education nationally. 

In this podcast I talk with Mary Helen about her journey from an early interest in political science and international affairs to discovering the nascent field of health economics in the 80’s, and her transition to an interest in long-term care as a result of having to care for both her father and father-in-law when they suffered from debilitating terminal illnesses. Mary Helen makes a passionate case for long-term care, pointing out the economic opportunities for entrepreneurs, as well as young people looking for a meaningful and well compensated career. 

I hope you enjoy listening to Mary Helen’s story, and if you find it valuable, won’t you leave us feedback on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you may be accessing this recording. It helps other people discover us. Thanks for listening, and here is Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld.


Links to the Podcast: 

Anchor: https://anchor.fm/healthleaderforge/episodes/Mary-Helen-McSweeney--Long-Term-Care-Educator-and-Author-ep19ti  

YouTube: https://youtu.be/-lKQG9eEvLQ 


Links Discussed:

Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld, Towson Homepage

Dimensions of Long-Term Care Management: An Introduction (2nd ed.)




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