EP 134: Pediatrics and Parenthood With David Metzger

EP 134: Pediatrics and Parenthood With David Metzger


Can you combine pediatrics and parenthood? In this episode, we would like to introduce our guest David Metzger. David is a Pediatric oncology nurse, host of the Nurse Papa Podcast, and also an author. He has recently written a book titled Nurse Papa 18 Meditations on Parenthood From a Pediatric Oncology Nurse. 

Catch the full episode as David shares his experience being a Pediatric Oncology Nurse and father of two as he answers the following questions:

  1. We last spoke to you in March/April, how has life changed?
  2. Has pediatric oncology changed since you started nursing?
  3. How has the pandemic changed your unit/care/protocols?
  4. Are there a lot of pediatric oncology children suffering from covid?
  5. What made you write 16 Meditations on Parenthood From a Pediatric Oncology Nurse?
    1. Can you tell us what is the book about?
    2. In your opinion, what is the biggest struggle for the parents of the children you care for?
    3. What really puts a smile on a parent’s face?
    4. How can families cope with a child that has cancer?
    5. How do you fill your own cup to be rejuvenated again for your family?
  6. What are some mistakes/things you’ve learned from having kids? Since you have 2 children how have you grown as a parent from the first one?
  7. New hobby with water activities, how is SUP?

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Catch more on David by watching the full Episode 134 here 👇



0:00 Cup of Nurses Introduction
1:27 Guest Introduction
1:54 David Metzger Background
2:31 How do you balance being a pediatric nurse, father, and husband?
6:11 Struggles of children because of the pandemic
9:00 Meaningful life lessons from children
17:40 How can families handle pediatric deaths
23:43 Struggles of parents having kids in pediatric oncology
26:13 How do you keep the positive energy from your patients to your family
28:20 Learnings and advice for newbie parents
34:18 Profound moment with the book
47:23 Hobbies outside work
51:18 Where to buy Nurse Papa book

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