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WTTW Presents A Preview of "Rx: The Quiet Revolution"

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Silas Theatre
6:30 pm

Event hosted by: WTTW PBS Chicago

SVA students and faculty are invited to join PBS’ WTTW for this special preview screening and discussion of the new film “Rx: The Quiet Revolution,” which explores the intimate relationship between patients and the doctors, nurses, and health care professionals of every kind who care for them. The documentary focuses on a health care model that puts the patient center stage, emphasizing collaboration and partnership, empathy and compassion.
Award-winning director, writer, producer, and cinematographer David Grubin takes his camera across the country from Maine to Mississippi, Alaska to San Francisco, visiting doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who are placing the patient at the center of their practice, transforming the way medical care is delivered while lowering costs. A staggering 50% of American adults suffer from a chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and arthritis ”” and one in four has two or more chronic health conditions. But for too long, the healthcare debate has focused on who should pay rather than on the care itself. Shouldn’t we be asking if the care we receive is actually making us healthier?
Please RSVP to [email protected] to secure tickets. Each SVA student and faculty member is welcome to bring a guest with them.