The city of Rockford, Illinois is gearing up for a major theatrical film presentation and community conversation event being facilitated by the producers of Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject on Thursday, October 10th at the historic 2,800 seat Coronado Performing Arts Center.
Dear friends of Consider the Conversation,
Over the course of the past 15 months, Terry Kaldhusdal and I have been working on Consider the Conversation 2: A Documentary About Unintended Consequences. This film will take a hard look at the new problem created by American medicine’s success at fighting disease/extending life and attempt to shed light on a potential solution.
During the month of October, there will be two more opportunities for people living in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois to see Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject on the big screen and hear from its co-producers, Terry Kaldhusdal and Michael Bernhagen.
Meet Consider the Conversation co-producer Michael Bernhagen, a passionate patient advocate who has dedicated his career to improving end-of-life care. During his tenure with Rainbow Hospice Care, an independent and non-profit program located in rural southern Wisconsin, the hospice utilization rate in his county has increased from middle of the road to 5th highest in the Badger State.
Nearly two and a half years after its release via the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA), Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject will debut in the Los Angeles market when it airs in Prime Time on San Bernardino's KVCR on Wednesday, August 28th at 10 p.m.
On December 14, 2012, Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal interviewed Diane Meier, MD, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, for Consider the Conversation 2: A Documentary About Unintended Consequences. Dr. Meier is a geriatrician who is shaping the field of palliative care and making its benefits available to millions of Americans suffering from serious illness.
Marian University just became the first institution of higher learning in the United States to support the production and distribution of Consider the Conversation 2: A Documentary About Unintended Consequences with a major donation.
Consider the Conversation co-producers Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal just wrapped up a very successful shoot at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina where they spent the week interviewing and documenting the lives of doctors and seriously ill patients. They left the home of the Blue Devils inspired and in awe of the incredible work being done there.