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“Escape Fire” screening and talk to look at health care issues

Posted 02/14/14

Fitchburg State University’s Nursing Department will host a screening of the documentary “Escape Fire,” about the crisis in the U.S. health care system, on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Kent Recital Hall in the Conlon Fine Arts Building, 367 North St. Admission is free.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring faculty members Robert Dumas (Nursing), Joshua Spero (Economics, History and Political Science), David Svolba (Humanities) and Director of Counseling Services Robert Hynes and Director of Student Health Services Martha Favre.

The film describes a crisis in the United States healthcare system and how it works against the health of American citizens. The film illuminates how the nation’s healthcare system is more of a “disease care system.”  In addition, it addresses the rising cost of health care, the problem of “over treatment” and U.S. citizens’ heavy reliance on pharmaceuticals.

The aim of the program and panel discussion is to discuss how members of the Fitchburg State community can make an effort to positively affect change on our health care system.

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