An unsentimental look at the lives of children who live in a homeless shelter, and at the adults who try to help them.
Bevel Up: Drugs, Users & Outreach Nursing
How can nurses deliver effective and compassionate healthcare to drug users? This compelling documentary follows a team of "street nurses" as they reach out to prevent AIDS and other STDs by going directly to the young people, sex workers, and homeless men and women living in the alleys, shelters, and skid row hotels of the inner city.
The Dark Side of the Moon
The stories of three mentally disabled men, formerly homeless, who have overcome despair, stigma and isolation to become valued members of their community.
Different From You
As a result of the 'deinstitutionalization' of mental patients, people with mental illnesses now make up a majority of the homeless in many areas. This video explores the problem through the work of a compassionate physician who cares for mentally ill people living on the streets and in inadequate 'board and care' facilities in Los Angeles.
Filmmaker-in-Residence: The Complete Collection
A series of multi-platform documentaries addressing inner-city health concerns through digital storytelling. This is the complete collection of short films and a CD-ROM with resource materials.
A documentary anthology on health and homelessness, and a frank and invaluable resource for anyone interested in how media and medicine can work together to change lives.
A Healing Place
Profiles the staff and guests of a respite program for homeless and elderly patients who have been discharged from the hospital but are unable to manage their own care at home or on the street.
Healthcare for the Homeless
Looks at several innovative programs healthcare workers have created to meet the needs of homeless patients.
Peter, Donald, Willie, Pat
Video portraits of four homeless men living in a respite shelter, this video documents both their problems and their survival strategies.
Homeless, poor, and HIV positive, Sheila lacks the social supports, including insurance, that might help her face terminal illness with some kind of dignity. Yet she struggles to "celebrate who I am: a loudmouth and a caretaker." One in a series of brief, one-character dramas created by two nurse-educators.
Introduces us to several displaced and homeless families, and to the often over-burdened people who try to help them.
Training Parent Facilitators
How can hospitals accommodate parents’ wish to support their children during invasive procedures or resuscitation, while ensuring that clinicians can deliver optimum care? This video documents an innovative training program for “parent facilitators.” It uses realistic simulations in which staff members interact with specially trained actors portraying the parents of a sick or injured child undergoing emergency treatment.
What's Wrong With This Picture
Families with children now make up more than a third of America's homeless. This video offers first-person insights into the realities of the homeless working poor.