The film portrays all the hard work, patience, and compassion emergency room staff possess when dealing with stressful situations. The film briefly touches on the diversion of ambulances when the ER becomes overcrowded.
Emergency responders are portrayed in the film through bringing patients to the ER. These patients were deemed as more critical and got care before those who walked into the ER. Emergency responders are shown as another leg of the healthcare system.
Emergency responders are only seen in the film when bringing patients in, but it is assumed that they face some of the same struggles since they work in the same system. They have to deal with people who can't pay or those who use the emergency as their only medical care.
They are shown for a moment in which they bring in trauma patients, but are not a main player in this documentary.
Emergency response is not portrayed, in fact the film shows the importance of understanding when not to respond. While it is the instinct of responders to always try something else if treatment is ineffective the patient’s wishes always come first, for a medical professional this can feel like giving up but in cases like these it is the right thing to do.
Emergency responders are not portrayed in this film. This film focuses on long term care and the ethics of dealing with death, hospice, and gravely ill patients.
Emergency responders not portrayed in the film; only medical professionals involved in long-term patient care are addressed.
Emergency responders are not portrayed in this film.
Emergency responders are not portrayed in this film
Emergency responders are the MSF members in this film, they have to continue serve millions of patients with the lack of medical supplies and the worse medical conditions over the place. They have to deal with the communication difficulties and the uncooperative patients with the lack of understanding to their own health. Furthermore, they have to make decision of which patient gets help and serve. As they concluded in the film with one of the discussion they had, there is no ideal environment (situation) to plan and perform an ideal operation (surgery) in such places (~49:00 – 51:00).