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Filmmaker to present Consider the Conversation sequel at May 9 Council meeting

Mike Bernhagen, co-producer of the film Consider the Conversation 2: Stories About Cure, Relief, and Comfort, will present his film at the May 9 Council on Health Care Ethics meeting.

Consider the Conversation 2 explores the effect of American medicine’s success on the patient/physician relationship and sheds light on the important role communication plays in helping both patient and physician navigate the murky waters of severe chronic disease.

In 2010, the first Consider the Conversation film strongly influenced the Society’s efforts to launch the Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW) initiative. HCW has now assisted 16 Wisconsin health care organizations facilitating advance care planning conversations with thousands of patients.

Before viewing the film, the Council will discuss medical and popular understanding of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the ethical challenges presented when misunderstandings take hold. David Weissman, MD, Professor Emeritus and founder of the Medical College of Wisconsin Palliative Care Center, and James Cleary, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Division and founder of the Palliative Medicine Service at UW Health, will present to the Council.

All Society members are welcome to attend. The Council meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at Society headquarters in Madison, and the film screening will take place at 11:15 a.m. An agenda and meeting materials are available in the members-only section of the Society website*, or contact Nikita Sessler at 608.442.3843 for more information.

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The name “Honoring Choices Wisconsin” is used under license from East Metro Medical Society Foundation.
RESPECTING CHOICES® is a registered mark used under license from Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, Inc.

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