Roisin McManus, NP on COVID-19 and Stuttering: An Update (Ep. 692)

Roisin McManus

Roisin McManus, a Nurse Practitioner who stutters and has been on the frontlines of COVID-19, joins Chaya Goldstein to reflect upon this important work and stuttering. This is a follow-up conversation to episode 678. Roisin shares her recent transition as a Nurse Practitioner to work in Palliative Care and her engagement with COVID-19 in that role. 

Ms. McManus discusses how she’s been bringing her full self into the work she does, stuttering included. She shares how we can continue to take measures to stay healthy, considerate and safe during the pandemic.

Roisin McManus has been involved in stuttering self-help and advocacy for awhile now. She has volunteered with StutterTalk, the National Stuttering Association, FRIENDS: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter, and was co-founder of the NYC Stutters Conference. She currently serves on the board of directors of FREINDS. Roisin is a nurse practitioner who specializes in ICU and end of life care. She is now working as a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at a hospital in NYC.