Tuesday, March 15th Fenway Health and the Coolidge Corner Theatre will host a complimentary screening of the documentary film 5B, which honors the amazing nurses, physicians, and caregivers who built Ward 5B at San Francisco General Hospital in 1983 — during the height of the AIDS crisis.
Not all superheroes wear capes & masks
Some wear scrubs & stethoscopes
This is an an inspirational story about men and women who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first HIV/AIDS ward unit in the United States. The program is free but will be limited to 60 participants so register to get your seat while they last.
The film will be followed by a brief Q&A with former Ward 5B nurse Alison Moed, Boston Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Chapter President Justin Alves, and Fenway Health’s Adrianna Boulin, Director of Community Impact and Engagement.
I’m sorry I can’t see this movie, but traveling from Spain to see the movie is not affordable for my bank account.
On the other hand, not speaking English would mean not being able to enjoy its content to the fullest.
Finally, everything related to health, medicine, nursing, etc., are part of my interest in nursing and the research on the history of nursing that I am currently carrying out, with the addition of talking about such a painful and delicate subject as AIDS. 😥