NTI - The American Nurse Project, Carolyn Jones Interview
The American Nurse Project is a documentary about US, nurses in the US. Carolyn Jones, an award-winning cinematographer helps to show what we do in our daily work. She traveled the country for a year collecting stories, pictures, and videos of nurses doing what they do and helping people understand what we do.
She interviewed hundreds of nurses in many specialties: home health nursing, disaster nursing, prison nursing, hospital nursing - all the places where we do our job. Via her movie, she brings the human element to the public as to what we do and take in stride. She honors nursing thru her journalistic efforts. The interviews are riveting:
- A nurse from New York anguishes about "what if a patient died on my watch - this wasn't supposed to happen."
- A home health nurse from rural Kentucky discusses black lung disease as a prevalent issue for her patients
- A prison nurse in a maximum security facility laments about the spread of Hepatitis C in our prison system
- A policy analyst nurse from Chicago discusses how public policy influences nursing practice
AllNurses was fortunate to interview her at NTI recently in Houston. AN's Community Manager, Mary Watts, RN showcased this video and what it means to all nurses...
Carolyn went on to discuss her upcoming documentary which will showcase five nurses in the US from varied backgrounds and career settings. Defining Hope focuses on a journey of investigating how we can make better end-of-life choices.We look forward to this new movie.