The story behind Get Your Stuff Together, revolves around Without Consent, a feature screenplay written by Lion and the Rock’s Executive Producers, Janet Greenwald & Laura Greenwald.
Jan and Laura, one of the only mother and daughter writing teams in the industry, wrote Without Consent after the circumstances surrounding the untimely death of Jan’s mother Elaine Sullivan, propelled the duo into the world of healthcare and politics as they fought to enact the lifesaving Next of Kin healthcare laws in California and Illinois.
From this story, which was inspired by actual events, came three healthcare laws in two states, the Next of Kin Education Project, an organization dedicated to patient and family safety, a 1.5 million hit blog and their books At Your Fingertips and Get Your Stuff Together.
Does a hospital have the right to treat a patient who can’t communicate, without consulting her family, her doctor, or her medical history?
For six days?
One hospital did and it cost a 71 year old woman her life.
Can her daughter and granddaughter keep the same thing from happening to anyone else?