Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Rajagopal is a small man with a big dream. Described by the New York Times as "the father of palliative care in India," Dr. Raj (as he is called) strives to introduce ethical modern medicine through whole person care and universal access to morphine - the essential, but heavily restricted, narcotic pain medicine.
In HIPPOCRATIC, this acclaimed physician shares the story of his life's work to reform a country where corruption is rife, bureaucracy is suffocating and the unregulated 'medical industry' is driving millions of vulnerable families into financial ruin every year. Be inspired by a tale that proves a small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
This is the story of Jessica Macleod, a nurse practitioner, and four patients she cares for in their homes. With her laptop, satchel and stethoscope, Jessica makes house calls, typically seeing 8-10 patients per day, many of whom live at the outer edges of our healthcare system, unable to visit a doctor's office due to a combination of multiple chronic conditions, functional impairment, and poverty.
Jessica's work often places her in the center of important healthcare issues facing our country - how to take care of people who fall through the cracks, how to navigate end-of-life care, the confusing maze of health insurance, the burdens placed on families, and the emotional toll on the nurse practitioners like Jessica who often find themselves in dispiriting situations.
A series of cracks in the mental health system makes it almost impossible for parents to find good care for their children. We have a multiplicity of treatments available for everything from depression to OCD to psychosis, but what actually works? When filmmaker Josh Sabey's sister was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, his family provided the best care possible, spent thousands of dollars, but saw no improvement for many years. Sabey became determined to help other families avoid wasting time, money, and lives.
GOING SANE follows three families seeking the best, evidence-based treatment for mental illness, and introduces leading experts who reveal that patients continue to receive outdated and disproven treatments, often with tragic outcomes.
This intimate documentary pulls back the curtain on the poignant and largely hidden world of in-home eldercare. Beautifully shot and deeply moving, the film reveals the bonds that form between paid care workers and elders - and exposes the cracks in a system that is currently failing both.
What are the connections between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin colour? Our opening episode travels to Louisville, Kentucky, not to explore whether medical care cures us, but to see why we get sick in the first place, and why patterns of health and illness reflect underlying patterns of class and racial inequities.
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