The MITSS Story is a documentary about a patient and physician who share an adverse event and chronicles their journey toward healing. Linda Kenney was a patient admitted for an ankle replacement. Dr. Rick van Pelt was the assigned anesthesiologist. No one could have predicted the event that nearly took Linda's life. No one could have predicted the power of their commitment, collaboration, and resolve to change the system which had failed them. It is a story of both pain and hope.
Although this is Linda and Rick's story about what they did in the absence of emotional support, the DVD is intended to stimulate discussion about the current cultural and institutional barriers that exist following adverse medical events around disclosure, apology, and support. Versions of this story happen everywhere -- they are not specific to one organization.
The video is 16 minutes long and includes a short facilitator's guide with sample discussion questions and suggested readings on the topics of disclosure, apology, and support.
Click here to download your order form. You may fax the form or mail it to MITSS. There is a suggested tax-deductible donation of $200 for the DVD. All proceeds from the video will be used to fund MITSS programs and further our mission of “Supporting Healing and Restoring Hope” to patients, families, and clinicians impacted by adverse medical events.