A member of the Vincentian Family, Lady of Charity Marilyn Martone and her daughter Michelle are featured in a new PBS documentary called, “Your Health: A Sacred Matter.” Michelle is a person with disabilities who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a car in 1998. Her mother Marilyn will speak in the section of the documentary on caregiving (about 12 minutes towards the end of the film).
The national premiere of “Your Health: A Sacred Matter” will take place Friday, July 7 at 7:00 pm Eastern on the World Channel. Below is a trailer for the film as well as a description from the World Channel Website.
Your Health: A Sacred Matter
YOUR HEALTH: A SACRED MATTER explores how religion, spirituality and health care interrelate. The program weaves together compelling individual stories from doctors, patients, nurses, chaplains and caregivers who speak to the benefits of incorporating a patient’s spirituality as part of a whole-patient/whole-person model of care. The two-hour documentary examines how the medical profession is not only looking to the origins of medicine in order to move forward, by re-integrating religiously based tenets into the healing process, but also responding to contemporary research findings that support earlier accepted wisdom. The film’s interviewees provide a representative sampling of the leading medical schools, teaching hospitals and research centers across the nation recognized for their work in this field. YOUR HEALTH: A SACRED MATTER also follows a variety of people in the field who are learning to integrate the whole-person model of care. In 2016, it won the International Award of Excellence in the category of “Documentary Feature” at the International Film Festival for Spirituality – Religion – Visionary in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Click here for more about Michelle.