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photo Two Films on Nursing Strategies
From Baystate Health System

The two films described here can also be ordered seperately on VHS.

The Freedom Program. Advocates a new and cooperative approach between healthcare professionals, patients, and families to maximize personal autonomy by identifying potential restraint situations, minimizing the use of restraints, and creating simple alternatives to restraints. 13 minutes, © 1999

Healthy Relationships: Keeping Patients and Families First. 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. 15 minutes, © 1997

28 minutes
Purchase $199 DVD
Order No. QA-917
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-987-8

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More Than Skin Deep: A film about aging, self-esteem, and hairdressing. Through the insights of six nursing home residents, it takes an evocative look at the connections between aging with dignity and looking good

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.

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.

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.

Nursing Shortage/Level Three: Demonstrates the growing impact on patients and families as budget pressures lead hospitals to cut back their nursing staffs.

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Web Resources

To rent or purchase this film, please visit the Icarus Films website