The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, will be hosting a PalliTALK Communication Workshop for Practicing Providers on October 28-29, 2016 at The Pyle Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
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:
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.
"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?