One of the most important films about nursing made in the 20th Century, "Mrs. Reynolds Needs a Nurse" was written in 1963 by Dolores Little, MN, RN, a nursing supervisor at the University of Washington Hospital, Seattle who had just completed her master's degree. The film documented a case study of an elderly lady who was transferred to the university hospital in multisystem failure, accompanied by her husband and multiple suitcases of her belongings. Mrs Reynolds was a needy and demanding patient whose fears and anxieties were expressed by her annoying attempts to get attention, treating the nurses like servants and complaining about much of the care given to her. Mrs Reynolds' 8-month-long hospitalization showcased the importance of individualizing care, being aware of both emotional and physical needs, collaborating with other disciplines, and it demonstrated the nurse's role as a patient advocate with clinical competencies that were an early version of today's case managers.
Film contains many shots of an urban hospital, doctors, surgery, patients, nurses, general hospital, head nurse, and more.
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