The Last Collaboration By Edward Picot
"The United States loses more American lives to patient safety incidents every six months than it did in the entire Vietnam War." Edward Picot introduces The Last Collaboration an art documentary book by artists and poets Martha Deed and Millie Niss.
This work is a construction of Millie’s hospital experiences in the last hospital she ever visited. The story is told through Millie’s notes, emails, the daily diary she sent home, her posts on her Sporkworld blog, her mother’s log, and Millie’s medical records.
These primary, often raw, documents are framed with medical notes and clinical guidelines as well as the outcomes of two NYS Department of Health investigations of Millie’s care.
Millie wanted her story told. She wanted an autopsy performed if she died. Because of the autopsy, we have the story.http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/last-collaboration