Series: Rental Event
Admission for this event is FREE on a first-come, first-served basis.Housecall Providers Presents: THE INVISIBLE PATIENTS: Life at the Edges of the Healthcare System
An official selection at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival and Cucolorus Film Festival, and winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2016 Indy Film Fest, 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 healthcare issues facing our nation, from the living conditions of the elderly poor and end-of-life care, to the soaring costs of hospitalization, complexity of insurance and over-prescription of opiates.
Jess’s patients’ stories reveal the emotional and financial burdens created by our current system, and cry out for solutions. THE INVISIBLE PATIENTS pulls back the curtain on a hidden, vulnerable population whose circumstances ask us to wrestle with not just healthcare policy, but as importantly, how to mend today’s fraying social fabric.