"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
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."
Melinda Welsh, founding editor of the Sacramento News & Review and younger sister of Dr.
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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?
Wisconsin based hospice advocate Michael Bernhagen will deliver the closing plenary address at the 83rd annual meeting of the Washington State Hospital Association on Thursday, October 8th in Seattle.
In late July, Wisconsin Public Radio aired a three part news story on end-of-life decision making and how the Wisconsin Medical Society's advance care planning initiative, Honoring Choices Wisconsin, is changing the culture by helping people talk about these things.
American medicine's success has created a new problem. That is, we've gotten so proficient at prolonging life with advancements in our medical technology and treatments that we've fundamentally changed where and how Americans die.