Hospice organization to present film on end-of-life care

Horizon Home Care & Hospice will present an award-winning documentary titled “Consider the Conversation, A Documentary on a Taboo Subject,” on Wednesday, Oct. 16, to open up a dialogue on critical elements of quality end-of-life care.


The documentary, created by area filmmakers Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal, focuses on end-of-life choices and care with an ultimate goal to ensure that that care is person-centered over system-centered.

Along with collecting more than 10 awards, the production has been featured more than 400 times on 165 PBS stations in 31 states and has sold hundreds of copies online.

The Oct. 16 presentation, which will take place at Marcus North Shore Cinema, located at 11700 N. Port Washington Rd. in Mequon, will conclude the film’s public screening in the greater Milwaukee area.

Following the film, a panel discussion expanding on the film’s approach to end-of-life care will be held with panelists from Horizon Home Care & Hospice and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Bernhagen and Kaldhusdal, who are in the midst of producing a second film on communication between doctors and patients facing end-of-life decisions, will also take part on the panel.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. with the theater doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 and can be purchased at www.horizonhch.org or by calling 414-586-8360.

Horizon Home Care & Hospice is a Brown Deer-based nonprofit organization specializing in home care and hospice services.

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