College of Nursing Hosts Screening of The Invisible Patients Documentary

College of Nursing Hosts Screening of The Invisible Patients Documentary

April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: 
Asbury Hall Home Health Foundation and Deaconess and Hospice Lecture Hall
Contact:
nursing@usm.edu 601.266.5445

The College of Nursing will host a free public screening of The Invisible Patients on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in the Home Health Foundation and Deaconess and Hospice Lecture Hall on the first floor of Asbury Hall (map).

The documentary was directed by Patrick O’Connor, who will attend to facilitate the question-and-answer portion of the program.

The Invisible Patients tells the story of Jessica Macleod, a nurse practitioner, and four patients she cares for in their homes in Evansville, Indiana. Together they put a human face on some of the most urgent health care issues facing our nation, from the living conditions of the elderly poor and end-of-life care, to the soaring costs of hospitalization and the complexity of insurance and over-prescription of opiates.

Macleod’s patients’ stories reveal the emotional and financial burdens created by our current system, and cry out for solutions. The documentary pulls back the curtain on a hidden, vulnerable population whose circumstances ask us to wrestle with not just health care policy, but as importantly, how to mend today’s fraying social fabric