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Consider the Conversation producer to speak at Respecting Choices National Share the Experience Conference

From September 7-10, 2016, Respecting Choices will host its first National Share the Experience Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

The theme for the conference is Advance Care Planning (ACP) Redesign: Transforming Person-Centered Care and it will provide attendees with a rare opportunity to learn from the experiences of coalitions and organizations from across the United States, parts of Europe, and Canada.

Bernhagen persuades audience at University of Illinois CME Talk

On Thursday, February 25th (his father's 98th birthday), Wisconsin-based hospice educator and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Michael Bernhagen presented a continuing medical education program centered around Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford.

On their program evaluations, 88.2% of attendees answered "yes" to the following question:

What inspires an end of life film? Michael Bernhagen provides answer in PlanBeyond.com interview

Last week, co-producer Michael Bernhagen was interviewed about hospice care and the Consider the Conversation film series by Laura Troyani, the CEO of PlanBeyond, a new on line resource for anyone looking to be a bit more educated about all the healthcare, legal, financial and funeral planning decisions that surround end of life events.

A revolutionary and revealing change-maker about the importance of communication at end of life

"Through the eyes of people living with serious illnesses and with the guidance of expert clinicians who care for them, this documentary advances a conversation all of us need to consider."

Ira Byock, MD
Palliative Care Physician
Author of Dying Well, The Four Things That Matter Most, and The Best Care Possible

Consider the Conversation 2 is "narrative ethics at its best"

In her 2014 review of Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort, Myra Christopher - the Kathleen M. Foley Chair for Pain and Palliative Care at the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City - said, "Consider the Conversation 2 reminds me of the power of stories and metaphors; it is narrative ethics at its best."

November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

Hospice. Helps. Everyone.

In honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Consider the Conversation co-producer Michael Bernhagen (left) donated a copy of his Emmy-nominated PBS film to Leah Fritsche, Director of the Deerfield (Wisconsin) Public Library.  

What are your plans to celebrate the important work of American hospice professionals this November?

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