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Private Donations to Fuel Second Film and Spark Grassroots Movement

Private donations enabled Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject to make a big difference in 2011 and 2012.  Thanks to the generosity of people like you, our film aired more than 370 times on PBS stations in 30 states, was shared with thousands of Americans during hundreds of free community screenings around the country, and inspired the Wisconsin Medical Society to launch Honoring Choices Wisconsin, a physician-led initiative that will make facilitated conversations about end-of-life wishes a standard part of patient care in the Badger State.

NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" Airs Story on End-of-Life Conversations in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Earlier tonight (Thursday, 12/6), Rock Center with Brian Williams aired a story on the good work being done at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin to ensure that the end-of-life wishes conversation is normalized and thrives.  

Bud Hammes, Ph.D., one of the national experts featured in Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject, appears in the piece.

Documentary Brings End-of-Life Issues to the Forefront

On Friday, November 9th, co-producers Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal facilitated their highly acclaimed Theatrical Film Presentation and Community Conversation event at the Fox Cities Peforming Arts Center in Appleton, Wisconsin.  The event, underwritten by Theda Care at Home with proceeds benefitting the Fox Valley End of Life Coalition and the Community Hospice Foundation, was the subject of a major article written by Cheryl Anderson of the Appleton Post-Crescent. 

Producers Recognized for Excellence in End-of-Life Care

Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal were presented with Agrace HospiceCare's Excellence in End-of-Life Care Award at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin today (10/15) for their work on Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject. The award, given annually during Agrace's End-of-Life Forum, recognizes a community member who has made a difference in the lives of patients with life-limiting conditions and their families.

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