ARNPs United of Washington State

Free Movie about an NP and her work: Invisible Patients, 11/19/2016, 9 am Bothell

Posted over 2 years ago by Nancy Lawton

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.

The film has received some terrific reviews:

“…a powerful film that brings into the light challenges faced by the frail homebound and the heroic work they, their families and health care providers perform to preserve their humanity.” – Bruce Leff, MD Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

“… absolutely wonderful… shows a professional practice, a human practice, a spiritual practice.” Melinda Swenson, PhD, FNP, PAANP, ANEF, Indiana University

"An achingly intimate portrait of a growing problem… makes you a fly on the wall in the lives of people falling through the cracks of the American healthcare system. - Sam Watermeier, Film Reviewer - NUVO

For questions, please contact: Dr. Dan Bustillos at or 425-352-3542

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