“I wish we had more time to spare, I wish people would see how much we care.
I know that we are failing you, but we’re at breaking point. We’re people too.”
On #InternationalNursingDay2022, watch this short film based on a poem by nurse Miriam Barber, and adapted to film in collaboration with writer and director James Soldan.
Miriam initially wrote the poem after a particularly challenging shift on an understaffed and overstretched NHS ward, where she was trying to provide care for a patient whose illness made him totally unable to communicate his needs. Wanting to share the realities of a job as a nurse – the good, bad, and inbetween – she brought her poem to James who transformed it into this short film, with Miriam starring as herself.
Hear more from Miriam at empathymuseum.com/nursing/film
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