The Invisible Patients Documentary

The Invisible Patients

THE INVISIBLE PATIENTS is an award-winning documentary film that tells the story of Jessica Macleod, a nurse practitioner, and four patients she cares for in their homes in Evansville, Indiana. 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.

The film has screened at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival, The Louisville Film Festival, PUSH Film Festival, and the Indy Film Fest where it won the Audience Choice award for best feature film.

The Invisible Patients trailer: