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.
In honor of the June 28th-July 1st nationwide broadcasts of the Emmy-nominated PBS cut of Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort on the WORLD Channel, Amazon is offering a special limited time sale price on the DVD of the Director's cut of the film.
On Friday, May 15th, Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort won Silver in the category of "Best Public Affairs Program, Documentary or News Special" at the Milwaukee Press Club's 85th Annual MPC Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism ceremony held at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.
On Thursday, April 16th (National Healthcare Decisions Day), producers Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal were privileged to screen the Director's cut of their Emmy-nominated film, Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort, at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, Wisconsin.
On Friday, March 27th, The Telly Awards named Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal as Bronze winners in two categories during the 36th Annual Telly Awards competition for their work on Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort. One award was for the documentary itself and the other for directing.
On Wednesday, March 25th, the Milwaukee Press Club (MPC) announced the preliminary results of its 85th Annual MPC Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Competition and Consider the Consider 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort is among the finalists for "Best Public Affairs Program, Documentary or News Special".
FROM THE CONSIDER THE CONVERSATION ARCHIVES
On April 17, 2011, California's State Teacher of the Year, Alan Sitomer, delivered a powerful commencement address to the graduating class of National University in Sacramento.
The focus of his speech?