Consider the Conversation: Free Film on End-of-Life Issues


Community Happenings
Second Congregational Church
252 Main St., Warren, ME 04864
207-237-2338
www.secondcongregational.org
Mar 05, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join Pen Bay Medical Center's Dr. Ira Mandel, Hospice Care Director and Sarah Dwelley, RN, Palliative Care Nurse for a free film screening of "Consider the Conversation" and Q&A on Wednesday, April 2 from 6-7:30 p.m.


This hour long film, which addresses end of life issues head on, is relevant to all age groups whether we are considering how we would like to live our final days here on earth or looking to honor the wishes and needs of our parents or loved ones as they face end of life decisions. Producers Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal explain that “Our aim was to provide a 360-degree perspective on what it means to die in 21st-century America. What we learned is that most people find it extremely difficult to communicate about and prepare for the end of life.”

“The film was released to PBS stations throughout the country in June 2011 and has created intense interest nationwide." Bernhagen and Kaldhusdal explain that the "goals for Consider the Conversation are simple, but far from easy. First, we hope to change the commonly held American attitude that views end-of-life as a failed medical event to one that sees it as a normal process rich in opportunity for human development. Second, we hope to inspire dialogue between patient and doctor, husband and wife, parent and child, minister and parishioner. And third, we hope to change behavior by encouraging medical professionals, healthcare organizations, and clergy to take the lead in counseling others.”

Where: Second Congregational Church of Warren, 252 Main St., Warren
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
URL: www.secondcongregational.org (for directions and other info)
Phone: 207-273-2338