End of life issues and choices are the focus of a PBS documentary.
Beginning these conversations with aging parents will help your family
be prepared for the future with confidence and calm.
Stephen Kiernan, author of Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System is interviewed in an upcoming PBS documentary urging people not to resist looking at the "don't know". Watch this clip from Consider the Conversation. What do we do when we know?
End of life issues will confront each of our aging parents. How can we help them talk about their choices? What decisions might they face about medical interventions? Is there a point when enough is enough? How can we talk about how to best spend the time they have left?
Consider the Conversation
To date, Consider the Conversation has won eleven awards including:
"Consider the Conversation:
Wisconsin Premiere - a Rousing Success"
I got to attend the premiere on February 5th. What these
filmmakers have created is amazing. The theater was packed -- and
afterward -- a standing ovation. Here's one of the comments from an
audience member that the filmmakers received. - Rev. Dale
"I went to see Mike Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal's documentary CONSIDER THE CONVERSATION tonight, and I was blown away. I was expecting to see some healthcare professionals giving some useful tips about hospice care and death and dying. Instead I saw a profoundly moving and poignant look at facing death and how we can all help each other go out the way we would want to go out.I was expecting to be seated in a classroom with 80 other people. Instead I arrived to a sold out show with an audience of nearly a thousand, many of whom I could hear quietly crying at the end of the movie. It is brilliant, thought provoking, and dare I say it, comforting. I stand in awe of what you two have done. Seriously, BRAVO!!!"