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Worlds Apart

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This four part series shows how cross-cultural conflicts arise and how they can affect health decisions and outcomes. Discusses language barriers, cultural and religious beliefs, racial and ethnic disparities in health care, and reasons for non-adherence to medications.
Online
2018; 2003
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Code Black

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In his vivid and thought-provoking filmmaking debut, physician Ryan McGarry gives an unprecedented access to America's busiest emergency department at Los Angeles County Hospital. Amidst real life-and-death situations, McGarry follows a dedicated team of charismatic young doctors-in-training as they wrestle with both their ideals and the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system.
DVD
2015; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Critical Condition

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What happens when you re sick and uninsured? The unforgettable people in this film discover that it can cost you your job, health, home, savings, and even your life. Critical Condition puts an intimate human face on America's growing health care crisis by chronicling the struggles of a diverse group of uninsured Americans as they battle critical illness over a two-year period. Joe Stornaiuolo, a doorman for fifteen years, loses his finger, then his job, and ultimately his health insurance. Unable to afford the medication or doctor visits he needs to manage his progressing liver disease, Joe is hospitalized four times in one year and dies on November 30, 2006 from a lack of medical coverage, according to his loving wife. Karen Dove loses her insurance because her deteriorating health [...]
Online
2008
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Borderline Medicine

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With the U.S. struggling to control soaring health care costs and 37 million Americans not covered by health insurance, the Canadian system of national health insurance looks attractive. This documentary takes a close look at how health care is delivered on both sides of the border. The film begins by comparing prenatal care in both countries. A San Diego woman who has insurance through Medicaid called sixty obstetricians and could not find one who would care for her. In Vancouver, a high-risk obstetric patient faces no financial barriers in having a closely monitored pregnancy. While routine medical care is more accessible in Canada, there are often waiting lists for elective surgery. Canadian patients with coronary artery disease often cross the border for surgery in the U.S. The l [...]
Online
1991
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Minds on the Edge [electronic resource]: Facing Mental Illness

America's frenzied debate over government health insurance has eclipsed another, no less challenging, national health care crisis-the plight of people with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This Fred Friendly Seminar sheds light on barriers to treatment, ethical and legal dilemmas, and fragmented social policies that are creating a nightmare for families, filling America's jails, and wasting scarce resources. Led by veteran broadcast journalist Frank Sesno, the program features hypothetical scenarios that challenge prominent mental health professionals, policymakers, and legal luminaries to confront the situations and stigma facing Americans with mental illness. Panelists include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Nobel-winning neuroscientist E [...]
Online
2009
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Health Care on the Critical List [electronic resource]

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A survey of the rising cost of health care and the question of who is entitled to treatment.
Online
1985
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Reinventing Healthcare [electronic resource]

Can the U.S. afford to reform its healthcare system? Can it afford not to, with 46 million Americans lacking health insurance and millions more underinsured? This Fred Friendly Seminar explores the dilemmas and urgently needed policy decisions surrounding what has become, literally, a life-or-death issue. NYU law professor Arthur Miller guides a team of high-profile panelists through a series of hypothetical case studies - focusing on a middle-aged man who must choose between a higher-paying job and adequate health coverage; a woman who avoids seeing a doctor because of high co-pays; and an uninsured woman who, tragically, can't afford to deal with a serious medical problem. Panelists include William Novelli, CEO of the AARP; Dr. Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business School professor; [...]
Online
2009; 2008
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Vietnam Nurses, With Dana Delany [electronic resource]

In this Emmy Award - winning documentary hosted by Dana Delany - Nurse Colleen McMurphy from the classic Vietnam War drama China Beach - eight nurses describe the horrors they faced in-country, the emergency care they provided at surgical and evacuation hospitals, the deep emotional scars they sustained while diligently doing their jobs, their return home to less than a hero's welcome, and their ongoing efforts to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, graphic period photos and footage provide background on and insights into the Vietnam era, while a segment on the creation of the Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington, D.C., poignantly captures the sense of closure that many of these female veterans felt at the monument's dedication - selfless women who served their c [...]
Online
2006
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What's Ailing Medicine?: With Walter Cronkite

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What s Ailing Medicine examines the shortcomings of medical care in America and the prospects for finding a cures as the nation debates a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform our health care system. How can we provide health care for the 37 million Americans who currently lack insurance? How can we provide peace of mind for 50 million Americans whose insurance is so inadequate that a serious illness would cause financial ruin? With medical expenses rising at twice the rate of inflation, how can soaring costs be controlled? This program presents the human side of these complex and controversial dilemmas by considering the perspectives of the three major players in the health care debate - patients, providers, and payers. The first of What s Ailing Medicine's three segments deals [...]
Online
1994
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Who Lives, Who Dies: Rationing Health Care

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This powerful documentary shows that despite America's extraordinary medical resources, our health care system is failing a large part of the population. One out of six Americans has no coverage and cannot afford basic care. They must rely on public clinics whose funding is shrinking. We see a woman with a malignancy that spread because she couldn t get treatment; a man with high blood pressure who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage because he could not afford medication; a woman in labor who was not accepted at two hospitals because she had no insurance. Poor children are at greatest risk. In the U.S., which ranks 20th in infant mortality, nearly 40,000 infants die every year because they are born prematurely with low birth weight. Two-thirds of these deaths occur among mothers with lit [...]
Online
1988
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Battlefield Medicine

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During the Civil War, medical science is pushed to the limit in the battle against wounds and disease.
Online
1994
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The Battle of Fredericksburg

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In the first part Union delays and blunders give the Rebels new hope at Fredericksburg. In the second part medical science is pushed to the limit in the war against wounds and disease.
Online
1994
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Your Weekly Address: Working to Implement the Affordable Care Act August 17, 2013.

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In this weekly address, President Obama says the U.S. is on the way to fully implementing the Affordable Care Act and helping millions of Americans.
Online
2013
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Joycelyn Elders: Address at Butler University

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United States Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders speaks about health care and social conditions in the United States at Butler University.
Online
2004
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President Obama and President Clinton Discuss Health Care, New York, NY, September 24, 2013

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President Obama joins former President Bill Clinton for a conversation about health care in the United States and around the world as part of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.
Online
2013
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President Obama Holds Town Hall on Health Care

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President Obama holds a town hall meeting at Taylor Stratton Elementary School in Nashville, TN to discuss the progress made under the Affordable Care Act. July 1, 2015.
Online
2015