The Waiting Room…24 hours, 241 patients, and one stretched ER
This documentary gives us a look inside an American emergency room as healthcare providers struggle to provide care to a community of largely uninsured patients. This film brings to light the bureaucracy and hard choices being faced by patients and healthcare providers every day in our healthcare system.
Please discuss your own reflections after watching this film. Suggested reflections include:
1. What did you learn about the challenges of delivering emergency medicine?
2. What are your thoughts on the dilemma faced by healthcare providers as they try to provide patient-centered and evidence-based care to vulnerable populations?
3. How does the reality provided by “The Waiting Room” contrast with healthcare as portrayed by our media (TV shows, movies)?
4. What role can the RN play in helping to alleviate some of the problems experienced in our healthcare system today?
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