Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana

Invisible Patients Documentary

Posted 8 months ago by Capni Admin

This documentary was filmed in Evansville IN and depicts our colleague Jessica Macleod providing care to underserved Hoosiers.  Take time to view this film and share with colleagues.  
 
 
Dear Friends:

THE INVISIBLE PATIENTS will have its National PBS Broadcast Premiere on AMERICA REFRAMED Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. on WORLD Channel!  Check local listings.
We are thrilled.
Streaming will begin on March 21, 2018 on worldchannel.org and all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org, and on PBS apps for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
The INVISIBLE PATIENTS introduces us to Jessica Macleod, Ph.D.,  a family nurse practitioner who provides primary care to homebound and home-limited patients. With unwavering dedication, she seeks to infuse some common-sense practices into the healthcare system. Researchers estimate that there are approximately five million adults in the U.S. who are homebound or home-limited due to chronic illness or functional limitations.
At the expense of quality time with her own family, Jessica treks back and forth from one homebound patient to another. With her laptop satchel and stethoscope, Jessica makes old-fashioned house calls throughout her workday, typically seeing 8 to 10 patients and driving an average 60 miles throughout her territory in southwestern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky.
Through Jessica’s story and those of her patients, the film reveals the emotional and financial toll created by our current system. The INVISIBLE PATIENTS pulls back the curtain on a hidden population and cries out for human-centered solutions. It challenges us to wrestle with healthcare policy and, as importantly, asks us how to care for all persons with dignity and respect.