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Director's Cut of Consider the Conversation 2 Set to Premiere on October 4th

In a major community event sponsored by ProHealth Care, Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal are pleased to announce that the theatrical premiere of the Director's Cut of Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort will take place on Saturday, October 4th at 7 p.m. at the Oconomowoc Arts Center in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Michael Bernhagen talks about Consider the Conversation 2 in local radio interview

Earlier today (6/26), co-producer Michael Bernhagen was interviewed by Michael Clish on WFAW's "Morning Magazine"  in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin about Consider the Conversation 2 and the important role that communication and palliative care play when living with severe chronic disease.

It was Bernhagen's first radio interview about the new project and it took place in the rural part of the Badger State where he does his hospice work.

Consider the Conversation 2 to be released to PBS stations nationwide on 9/26

Award-winning independent filmmakers Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal are pleased to announce the release of their second film in a series of ground-breaking documentaries designed to inspire better end-of-life care for American patients and families. Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort will be made available to Public Broadcasting Service stations nationwide via the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) on Friday, September 26th.

Documentary Team Revisits End-of-Life Planning Conversation

Healthcare beat reporter Guy Boulton wrote about Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort, a new documentary film from Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal that sheds light on the patient/doctor relationship and the importance of their communication, in the Tuesday, May 13th Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

To read the story, please click here.

Consider the Conversation 2 to Premiere on Wisconsin Public Television on 5/27

Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal are pleased to announce that the PBS premiere of their new documentary film, Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort, will take place on Tuesday, May 27th at 9 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Television.

For more information about the film, including its storyline, main characters, goals, and various release dates, please click here.

Producers Release Video Clip Featuring Sherwin Nuland, MD

A new video clip entitled "The Oath" has been added to the home page of the Consider the Conversation website.

In this unedited excerpt from the soon to be released PBS film Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort, the late Sherwin Nuland, MD sheds light on primum non nocere ("first, do no harm"), a basic principle of medical practice.

Iowa City Press Citizen Editorial Says It All

Over the course of the past three years, thousands of individuals and organizations from around the country have learned to use Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject as a tool to inspire meaningful dialogue between patient and doctor, husband and wife, parent and child, minister and parishioner about preferences for care at the end-of-life.

Some even said the film was the long awaited answer to the "death panels" rhetoric of 2009.

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