Agitation...It's a Sign
Shows appropriate and compassionate techniques which can prevent or diffuse patients' anxiety, agitation and aggression.
Alzheimers Care Series
This three-part series addresses common but often misunderstood behaviors of patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. With the methods of interaction and intervention presented, caregivers can redirect and defuse these behaviors while keeping patients' dignity intact.
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.
Bodies and Souls
Sister Manette, a nurse practitioner, and a white Catholic nun, runs the only health clinic in Jonestown, a largely African-American town in the heart of the Mississippi delta, where many people haven't seen a doctor more than once or twice in their lives.
Caring at the End of Life
Based on six case studies of seriously ill hospitalized patients, this moving film focuses on the key roles of nursing staff in improving patient-clinician communication in end-of-life care.
Caring at the End of Life with related study films
This three-part series deals with end-of-life care and decision making in the hospital, through profiles of several severely ill patients and the staff who deal with them.
A Chance to Grow
Follows three families whose babies are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Their stories demonstrate the capacity of ordinary individuals to adapt to crises with extraordinary grace and courage.
Claire is a nurse but, she says, "I've learned some things since I was the patient." When the physician gave her the diagnosis of ovarian cancer, she understood the words, "but I couldn't hear anything he was saying." One in a series of brief, one-character dramas created by two nurse-educators.
Academy Award nominee for Best Short Documentary. Explores four open-ended cases in which nurses confront serious ethical dilemmas in their day-to-day work.
A nurse and physician confront the hospital's ethics committee with their conflict over whether to withhold the truth about their patient's condition.
Difficult Conversations in Pediatric Palliative Care
This video demonstrates an innovative approach to training healthcare professionals to better respond to the psychosocial needs of very ill children and their parents. Using actors to portray the parents of a comatose child, the video is designed to improve the communication skills and relational abilities of trainees and staff members who must deliver and discuss difficult news with pediatric patients and their families.
Discussing Advance Directives
A nursing team and physician meet to discuss the difficulties they encounter in working with patients on advance directives. Part of the Caring at the End of Life series.
A Doula Story
Community-based doulas (birth attendants) provide prenatal, childbirth and parenting support, and are a reassuring presence before, during and after birth. This program documents one woman's fierce commitment to empower pregnant teenagers with the skills and knowledge they need to become confident, nurturing mothers.
Dress Him While He Walks
This sensitive and realistic video addresses several difficult behavior patterns of Alzheimer's patients. It demonstrates practical ways of dealing with behaviors such as wandering, angry outbursts, and delusions.
Emergency! A Critical Situation
The filmmakers take us inside the emergency room for a look at the working lives of the women and men who deal every single day with the fallout of the financial crisis in healthcare. In French with English subtitles.
Ethics Thru Drama
A powerful and evocative series of short, one-character dramas created by two nurse-educators, and designed to focus discussion on complex ethical issues in end-of-life care.
Through the story of one young visiting nurse and her elderly patient, Gerardo, this challenging documentary explores personal, professional, and ethical dilemmas faced by nurses working in home care and community settings.
The Freedom Program
Stresses the impact which minimizing the use of physical restraints can have on the patient care; demonstrates ways to minimize and find simple alternative to restraints.
Examines the roots and present-day realities of the nursing profession, and encourages nurses to stand up for their rights as professionals.
The Healers of 400 Parnassus
An examination of healthcare at its best, this is a portrait of a multidisciplinary team of professionals confronting the daily realities of caring for people with HIV/AIDS.
Healthcare for the Homeless
Looks at several innovative programs healthcare workers have created to meet the needs of homeless patients.
Healthlink Curriculum for Nurses and DVD (New Release)
A curriculum for nurses and nursing students about the needs of children and adults with disabilities who are medically fragile.
Nurses discuss the value of primary nursing, and how they sustain the continuity of caring relationships through multiple admissions, transfers, and eventual discharge to the home.
Hello in There
Captures the rewards and challenges of "person-centered care" in nursing: relating to patients as whole people, with histories and values that go beyond their current medical needs.
Killed by Care
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die as a result of medical mistakes. This film looks at how to fix the healthcare system to cut deaths.
Nurses: The Web of Denial
Celebrates the strength and tenacity of nurses who are in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, while emphasizing the need for supports within the profession.
Nursing Shortage/Level Three
Demonstrates the growing impact on patients and families as budget pressures lead hospitals to cut back their nursing staffs.
A portrayal of the history and great public health impact of public health nursing programs in both urban and rural communities. Not Available for Rental.
A Perspective of Hope
Highlights a unique program linking schools of nursing with nursing homes to improve student training, as well as the quality of day-to-day care of residents.
Profiles of psychiatric nurses and the vital work they do in community mental healthcare, in home health, and in the hospital.
Resisting Care...Putting Yourself in Their Shoes
Alzheimer's experts outline best practices for avoiding or reducing the number of situations which lead to patient resistance.
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.
This disturbing case study raises complex issues about medical prognosis and religious belief in end-of-life decision-making. Part of the Caring at the End of Life series.
The Support Project
Documents an effort to improve end-of-life care in hospitals through encouraging better patient, family, and physician communication.
Taking a Sexual History
Actual patient interviews demonstrate techniques for evaluating HIV risk as well as other risks associated with sexuality and drug use.
Taking Good Care
The daily life of a pediatric hospital is seen through the stories of three children and the many staff who care for them.
That Spirit, That Thing Inside
Invaluable for nursing recruitment and retention: Hispanic/Latino and American Indian nurses describe how they came to their careers, and have used their nursing expertise to serve their families, their tribes, and their communities.
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.
A breast cancer patient confronts difficult moral and spiritual issues as she comes to grips with the fact that her illness is terminal. One in a series of brief, one-character dramas created by two nurse-educators.
Two Films on Challenges in Nursing
A Perspective of Hope explores an innovative clinical affilitation between nursing homes and university schools of nursing ti improve the long-term care of the elderly. Nursing Shortage/Level III follows nurses in one hospital as they respond to the daily challenges of providing quality care despite severe staffing shortages.
Two Films on Nursing Strategies
The Freedom Program advocates for a cooperative approach between healthcare professionals, patients and families while dealing with potential restraint situations. Healthy Relationships explores the value of primary nursing and the role they play in all aspects of healthcare.
Wandering...Is It a Problem?
Experienced aregivers demonstrate compassionate techniques for intervening with patients who wander.