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In Our Own Hands
How Patients Are Reinventing Medicine

Follows the extraordinary steps ordinary people are taking to help millions with chronic diseases find their way back to health.


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SDH Captioned>>

Directed by Elizabeth Horn
Produced by Elizabeth Horn, Steve Michelson
Executive Producers: Steve Michelson, Zachary Nelson
Concept Development: Gabriella Kellerman
Director of Photography: Mario Furloni
Editor: Rhonda Collins
Motion Graphics Design: Stuart Sharpe
Composer: Christopher Hedge
A Porchlight Project in asscociation with Lobitos Creek Ranch
A Horn Production





"[E]ngaging and illuminating...[a] compelling case for medical data collection." Sharona Hoffman, Prof. Law & Bioethics, Case Western School of Law
IN OUR OWN HANDS: How Patients Are Reinventing Medicine opens with an urgent question posed by desperate patients and their families: Can new technologies help us treat and prevent the most alarming and perhaps understated health threats that we face?

Through the stories of the impassioned, often defiant struggles of the film's three central characters—all with complex, unresolved medical issues—IN OUR OWN HANDS explores the emergence of "participatory medicine", enabled by a host of groundbreaking technologies that put more data about our own biological, behavioral and environmental ecosystems into our hands (and often onto our phones) than ever before possible.

IN OUR OWN HANDS shows viewers the birth of this "Citizen Science" movement and will change the way you think about illness and how we can stay healthy.



Grade Level: 7 - 12, College, Adults
US Release Date: 2022     Copyright Date: 2020
DVD ISBN: 1-948745-87-9



Reviews
"Health care needs disruption. It will not come from within. In Our Own Hands shows how patients may be the catalyst to drive the changes that will benefit all of us."
Ray Dorsey, MD, Professor of Neurology, University of Rochester, Author, Ending Parkinson's Disease: A Prescription for Action

"This is an engaging and illuminating film that is anchored by the powerful stories of several patients and their families. It makes a compelling case for medical data collection and its promise. It also demonstrates what progress is possible when patients and caregivers become citizen scientists and health care advocates."
Sharona Hoffman, Professor of Law and Bioethics, Co-Director, Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

"An engaging introduction into the rapidly changing landscape of personalized healthcare that puts the patient in the center of discovery. Well-researched and featuring many leading academic clinical scientists sharing their insights alongside patients and caregivers in highly approachable ways."
Ted Smith, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine, Director of Center for Healthy Air, Water and Soil, University of Louisville, Board Member, Citizen Science Association


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DVD Features
SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and scene selection

Subjects
Anthropology
Autism
Digital Medicine
Environmental Medicine
Epigenetics
Food And Nutrition
Functional Medicine
Gastroenterology
Genetics
Health
Integrative Medicine
Machine Learning/AI in Health
Neurology
Sociology
Speech and Language
Technology


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