The Right to Care

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Laura Sky
1991 | 60 mins

A film about nurses working on the frontline of our health care system.

“This film is crucial for anyone who has a stake in the health care system. It heightens our awareness of the realities of all areas of healthcare. It made me realize how much nurses must support each other.”
– Sandy Holuskay RN, Community Health Nurse

The Right to Care addresses some of the major dilemmas nurses face in their commitment to providing quality health care today. Frontline nurses offer their courageous voices as they face intricate issues and demanding work life experiences. This documentary is stimulating, thought provoking, and raises debate among viewers, exploring the strengths and tensions inherent in the reorganization our health care system.

The Right to Care can be useful in programs and presentations related to nursing, healthcare administration, women’s studies, labour education, medical and nursing ethics, economics, sociology, and political science.

This film is crucial for anyone who values our health care system. It makes us realize how much nurses have to contribute and how important it is that they support each other.

Directed, Produced, Researched, and Written by Laura Sky
Cinematography: Jim Aquila CSC
Sound Recording: Ross Redfern
Editing: Patricia Tassinari, Patra Valier
Music: Marcia Taylor, Patrick Godfrey
Still Photography: Vincenzo Pietropaolo

This film was initiated by the registered nurses of Ontario with the participation of the Ontario Nurses Association and the Ontario Ministry of Health.

This title is Included here with permission for personal viewing. It is also available for public screenings and educational acquisition through Vtape.org, a non-profit distribution resource for independent directors and artists. Contact: distribution@vtape.org 

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