SONHS Screens ‘5B’ Featuring Cliff Morrison, MSN ’79

SONHS Screens ‘5B’ Featuring Cliff Morrison, MSN ’79

By SONHSNews

SONHS Screens ‘5B’ Featuring Cliff Morrison, MSN ’79

By SONHSNews
Nursing alum is at the heart of this major documentary about the heroic nurses at San Francisco General who revolutionized patient care in the early days of AIDS

University of Miami alumnus Cliff Morrison, MSN ’79, was a psychiatric nurse specialist at San Franciso General Hospital in the early ’80s when he proposed and implemented a humane way to treat and care for AIDS patients.

The award-winning film 5B tells the story of Morrison and the other heroic nurses and caregivers who worked in the nation’s first HIV/AIDS hospital ward during the 1980s epidemic.

On Friday, January 24, the School of Nursing and Health Studies—where Morrison earned his advanced nursing degree in 1979—will present 5B, a 2019 Cannes Film Festival selection, in the Simulation Hospital Auditorium (2nd floor) at the M. Christine Schwartz Nursing Center, 5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables.

Morrison will be in attendance to introduce the film. He will also take part in a Q&A following the screening. This event is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with light breakfast fare. The screening begins at 9 a.m.

For more on this and other events SONHS is hosting in 2020: International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, contact Rosa Lamazares-Romero, Assistant Director, Communications + Marketing, at rmlromero@miami.edu or call (305) 284-6255. Visit www.sonhs.miami.edu, facebook.com/CaneNurse