Although many older patients in Canada have thought about end-of-life care and discussed it with family members, a new study suggests fewer have spoken with doctors and had their wishes noted accurately in their medical record. To read the full story, please click here.
The Mayo Clinic Health System is one of hundreds of organizations around the country hosting free community screenings of Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject.
Here's a short video that shares the reaction of their audience immediately after recent screenings.
An article in the March 21st edition of U.S. News & World Report says that dying patients are happier, less depressed, have less pain and survive longer when their end-of-life care wishes are known and followed.
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Terry Kaldhusdal and Michael Bernhagen, the social entrepreneurs behind Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject, are actively seeking individual and organizational donations to facilitate production and distribution of the second film in the Consider the Conversation
On Saturday, February 16th, Michael Bernhagen (left) and Terry Kaldhusdal (right) were presented with Horizon Home Care & Hospice's 2013 Touching Lives Award for their groundbreaking film Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject in a black tie event held at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.
Earlier today (Friday, 2/8), Michael Bernhagen, co-producer of Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject, was interviewed by Stephanie Lecci on Milwaukee Public Radio's Lake Effect program. Together the pair talked about how the film is changing the expert culture of medicine in Wisconsin as well as a significant award being bestowed on the project on February 16th. They were joined in studio by Kelly Andrew of Horizon Home Care & Hospice.
Terry Kaldhusdal and Michael Bernhagen, co-producers of the multiple award-winning film Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject, kicked off the fundraising campaign for their new production, Consider the Conversation: A Documentary About Unintended Consequences, by announcing that they have applied to the prestigious Sundance Documentary Fund for a $20,000 development grant.
Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject, the donor supported film that inspired the Wisconsin Medical Society to launch Honoring Choices Wisconsin, will air across Wisconsin Public Television's statewide network on Wednesday, February 13th at 9 p.m. with additional broadcasts to follow at Midnight and 4 a.m.