Untangling the Phenomenon of the Wounded Healer

On episode 393 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews psychiatrist and Harvard-trained trauma specialist Dr. Omar Reda, MD. In the course of this episode, Keith and Omar discuss the phenomenon of the wounded healer, the impact of caregiving on caregivers and their loved ones, and how Dr. Reda’s model, Untangled, addresses the healing process for those negatively impacted by the trials and tribulations of providing care for others, either personally or professionally.

Dr. Omar Reda is a board-certified psychiatrist, a Harvard-trained trauma expert, Muslim activist, leader, passionate family advocate, and a highly sought-after dynamic public speaker. He is the author of several books, including The Wounded Healer: The Pain and Joy of Caregiving; Untangled: A Go-To Empowerment Guide for Parents and Caregivers of Traumatized Children; On the Shoulders of the Prophet; and Generation of ISIS.

He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three daughters.

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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at NurseKeith.com, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting, and Mark Capispisan is our stalwart social media manager and newsletter wrangler.

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