Documentary Screening: The Invisible Patients

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

THE INVISIBLE PATIENTS tells the story of Jessica Macleod, a nurse practitioner, and four patients
 she cares for in their homes in Evansville, IN. 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.

This film screening is brought to you with support from the Northwest Village Network, Ralston My Way and the Weavers Way Health & Wellness Committee.

From the producers:

The outpouring of love and support for the film has been tremendous, and we've received 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, NUV

Join us for the film screening, discussion and refreshments. RSVP HERE. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Film starts at 7 p.m.

Organizer Name: 
The Weavers Way Membership Dept.
Organizer Phone: 
215-843-2350 ext. 118
Organizer Email: 

Weavers Way Mercantile

Location Address: 

Weavers Way Mercantile, 542 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119