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As Oscar-nominated actress Catherine Keener prepares for her latest role, she sought the expertise of BWH Emergency Department nurses during a visit to the hospital last week.
Keener will star alongside Tom Hanks in “Captain Phillips,” which is based on the ordeal of Captain Richard Phillips, whose ship was taken over by Somali pirates in 2009. She plays the captain’s wife, Andrea, who is an Emergency Department nurse.
“Catherine was very intrigued about the work we do and wanted to know everything about our roles, including what we wear, how we talk to each other and how we address patients,” said Amanda Ober, MSN, RN, SANE-A, who has been an ED nurse for six years.
Ober was able to provide some words of wisdom to Keener as she gets ready for her latest role. “Don’t forget about teamwork. As nurses, we’re very much a unit that leans on and depends on each other,” Ober said.