Housecall Providers will host a free screening of the documentary titled The Invisible Patients on Wednesday, March 22, at the Hollywood Theatre from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A short presentation led by Medical Director Dr. Pam Miner will follow the screening and there will also be time for Q/A. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. (The theater has 380 seats.)
The film opens a window into the daily struggles faced by many of the nearly 4 million homebound and home-limited individuals who live in our communities, as well as the incredibly difficult and important work of the caregivers who do their best to keep them well.
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, and the over-prescription of opiates.
Jess’s patients’ stories reveal the emotional and financial burdens created by our current system. 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.
Please click here to watch the trailer.