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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:

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."

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