- Directed By
- Patrick O'Connor
- Hoosier Lens Feature
The Invisible Patients
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. These stories reveal the emotional as well as financial burdens created by our current system, and cry out for solutions. Nurse practitioners like Jessica represent one answer.
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, our fraying social fabric.
- 2016 Indy Film Fest, Audience Award, Feature