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National Nurses Week: Supporting a community by way of health equity

Whitney Fear
Whitney Fear

The interview posted above is from SDPB's daily public affairs show, In the Moment with Lori Walsh.

Today we are joined by the director of the film Jordan Fein and Whitney Fear.

Who Cares centers around psychiatric nurse practitioner Whitney Fear, who practices at a federally qualified health center in Fargo, ND. She’s a Lakota nurse who grew up on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. For the past decade, Fear has drawn from her personal background to elevate awareness about the unique needs and experiences of patients in her community. The film aims to capture the dramatic and difficult nature of nursing through the passionate and often dry-humored lens through which nurses like Fear view the profession.