Category Archives: Professional Advice

Can Human-Centered Sound Design Transform Hospitals?

Electronic musician and sound alchemist Yoko Sen wants to do just that

Today SevenPonds speaks with Yoko K. Sen, the founder of Sen Sound, a Washington, D.C.-based startup that’s working to transform the experience of hospitalized patients and their families through sound. Ms. Sen is a renowned electronic musician and sound alchemist … Continue reading

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How Does “You’re Going to Die” Facilitate Talking About Death?

An interview with Ned Buskirk, Part Two

Today SevenPonds concludes its interview with Ned Buskirk of the program You’re Going to Die, also known as YG2D. Ned is an entrepreneur, educator and producer who lives and works in San Francisco, California.  Debra: Do you find that terminally … Continue reading

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What Is “You’re Going to Die”?

An interview with the movement's founder, Ned Buskirk, Part One

Ned Buskirk is a writer, creator, educator and producer who lives and works in San Francisco, California. His most recent and most ambitious project to date is You’re Going to Die, (YG2D) a creative movement that brings people together at … Continue reading

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Professional Advice What is Dysphagia and How Can The Eating Experience Be Enhanced For Those Who Suffer?

An interview with speech-language pathologist Erin Embry, Part Two

Today, SevenPonds concludes our interview with speech-language pathologist Erin Embry. Erin holds a dual degree in both Communication Sciences and Disorders and Health Policy and Management. She is also Director of the Speech@NYU online MS program in Communicative Sciences and … Continue reading

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What is Dysphagia and How Can The Eating Experience Be Enhanced For Those Who Suffer?

An interview with speech-language pathologist Erin Embry

Today, SevenPonds speaks with speech-language pathologist Erin Embry. Erin holds a dual degree in both Communication Sciences and Disorders and Health Policy and Management. She is also Director of the Speech@NYU online MS program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and … Continue reading

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What Kinds of Stressors Do Cancer Patients Face and How Can A Social Worker Help Ease The Burden?

An interview with Leah Hellerstein, LCSW, Part Two

Leah Hellerstein, LCSW has worked at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center for about three years as an outpatient oncology social worker. She can work with any of the cancer patients who may come through the hospital’s doors. … Continue reading

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