"The Edge of Care"
"THE EDGE OF CARE" is an award-winning documentary (2023 Creative Muse Award & Hermes Award) follows the story of community leaders, elders, artists, knowledge keepers, and physicians as they work together to deliver equitable health care to the most remote and rural communities in British Columbia.
With thoughtfulness, intention and kindness, these characters are re-building trust: braiding together thoughtful, culturally safe, on the ground health care with cutting edge technology. Using videoconferencing and a willingness to meet people where they are, "Real Time Virtual Support" is connecting patients in Canada's most remote places with the health care they need.
The people in this film opened up their homes, their clinics and their hearts to us. We honour their stories in this visceral documentary film, set deep in British Columbia's vast wilderness.
ABOUT RTVS Real Time Virtual Support (RTVS) is an on-demand, peer to peer health care support network which allows rural and remote physicians, midwives, nurses and other health care workers to connect with immediate, on-call support at the click of a button. Specialists in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Maternity & Newborn Care (and more) are available 24/7 at participating communities across British Columbia. To find out more: go to https://rccbc.ca/initiatives/rtvs/