Great Case Study Videos For Nursing

DVDs on Reserve at the Institute

The following DVDs are available for classroom viewing.  Please contact

  • Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality
    Using interviews with racial justice leaders, this document aims to shift the conversation about racial inequality from the individual level to the institutional level (full description from the producer).
  • Hold Your Breath 
    Documentary of the story of Mohammad Kochi, an Afghan immigrant who faces possible death from stomach cancer and his American doctors’ attempt to provide culturally competent care (an expanded version of the story that appears in the Worlds Apart series; full description from distributer).
  • Unnatural Causes (also available electronically to insert in your D2L course; contact
    A seven-part documentary series exploring racial & socioeconomic inequalities in health (full description from the producer).
  • Gen Silent 
    The story of six LGBT seniors and the personal choices they make in the face of discrimination by caregivers and peers (full description from the producer).
  • The Waiting Room 
    A behind the scenes look at an ER in a United States public hospital struggling to serve a diverse community (full description from the producer).
  • Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible 
    Stories from white men and women overcoming issues of unconscious racism and entitlement (full description from the producer).
  • Madeleine Leininger: Cultural Care Diversity & Universality
    An interview with nurse theorist Madeleine Leininger in which she talks about her theory of culturally congruent care. 

Top Selected Products and Reviews

  • "Good for confusing concepts" - By Sara
    I don't study in these terms. This was a good book to study using case studies, though, if you were going to do it. It was helpful in thinking through how different processes can effect people in different ways. It was really helpful for some of the more complex concepts but I didn't start using it until near the end of nursing school because my teacher made me. I wish I had used it more. It is one of those things that you don't use every time for everything but as a supplement to things that really confuse you. I would recommend it, though.

  • "Just what I needed..." - By buffi
    I just started teaching a Pathophysiology course & was looking for case studies for the students. These case studies are current, concise, & reasonable for the students; each one provides enough information to get them started without 'leading' the student. I watch the students as their critical thinking skills start to spark...You know, the 'Ahhh, now I get it!" expression that comes over their faces. Well worth the investment. Thanks~~~

  • "Case Studies in Nursing Ethics" - By amyp
    I bought this book for my nursing ethics course. I haven't read much more than the case studies because it's not required and I don't have the time. While it isn't the most exciting book to read, the case studies give great examples of moral and ethical problems and the text follows up with further thinking on each case study.

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