Episode 24 – Standard of Care: A Documentary Series About Healthcare Disparities!

“Serving Humanity with Medicine”

– Peer Med Podcast

On this episode of the Peer Med Podcast, we welcome, Nancy Pickett, a filmmaker living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and several comorbidities. She started Standard of Care, a documentary series in response to the bias she faced as a chronically ill young woman, and to highlight the experiences of others who have faced barriers to quality medical care due to their identity/circumstances. She speaks about her experiences as a patient, producer, journalist and young advocate fighting for greater health equity!

Introducing Standard of Care!

Standard of Care is a documentary series that will explore disparities in healthcare based on a variety of demographics, from criminal history, immigration status, income, location, mental health, race, gender identity, & weight.

Meet the Guest Speaker!

Nancy Pickett (she/her) is a filmmaker living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and several comorbidities. She started Standard of Care in response to the bias she faced as a chronically ill young woman, and to highlight the experiences of others who have faced barriers to quality medical care. She created her first feature length film, a documentary about pediatric cancer, in high school. The Golden Truth is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Her short film about the Affordable Care Act, Is Healthcare A Human Right?, has been recognized by film festivals across the USA, including the News and Documentary Emmy Awards, where she received the prestigious Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship for excellence in journalism in 2017.

To learn more about Nancy or find more of her past work, visit her portfolio.


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The Peer Med Foundation strives to advocate for marginalized, and vulnerable patient populations. We aim to provide healthcare resources as well as information that is culturally-sensitive, anti-oppressive, and multilingually available to patients in order to address healthcare disparities.