DIR. PETER NICKS | 2012 | USA | 81 MIN
America's controversial health care system is broken and nowhere is it more evident than in The Waiting Room. This composite 24 hour period at Highland Hospital in Oakland, one of the nation's busiest emergency rooms, offers a raw,
intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and choices.
“Astounding and moving. This movie will stay with you.”
- G. ALLEN JOHNSSON, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
The Saturday Jan 26th screening at 2:00 PM will be followed by a panel discussion including the following panellists:
Anne Durcan is a family physician, who works at Mount Carmel Clinic in Winnipeg’s North End. She was named one of the country's Top Family Doctors of 2010 from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. As well she helps co-ordinate the Inuit Health Program in the Northern Medical Unit at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Kettner was appointed the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health in September 1999 and as Manitoba’s first Chief Provincial Public Health Officer in July, 2007. He is assistant professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Surgery at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine and a part time urgent care and emergency physician.
Robert Chernomas is Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba, a member of the Board of the Council of Canadians, research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and co-author (with Ian Hudson) of To Live and Die in America: Class, Power, Health and Health Care to be released soon.
Arthur Schafer is Director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, at the University of Manitoba. He is also a Full Professor in the Department of Philosophy and an Ethics Consultant for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Department of Child Health. For ten years he was Head of the Section of Bio-Medical Ethics in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Manitoba.