Nearly 35 participants including nurses, social workers, students, clinicians and library staff came to the two lunchtime viewings of P.O.V.s provocative film, Critical Condition. Following the film vignettes, which touch on the lives of four uninsured patients, the participants discussed the state of health care in the U.S.; whether Universal Health Insurance was the answer to equitable health care delivery, how an advocate and good communication might be able to help the underinsured, and whether some grass roots type solutions might help with the exorbitant cost of care. Though this film did not provide answers to many of the questions it raised, all agreed that it increased the awareness of this complicated topic.
Watch for future film events brought to you through the Health Matters@HSLC series and in partnership with Wisconsin Public Television. For those who would like to borrow the film, the Critical Condition DVD has been ordered for the Ebling Library collection. Contact Ulrike Dieterle at udieterle at wisc.edu for information.