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Big Bend Hospice, FSU to screen award-winning documentary

Posted: 1:24 PM, Mar 29, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-26 17:02:36-04
Consider the Conversation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Big Bend Hospice and Florida State University are holding a screening of an award-winning documentary on end-of-life issues.

The presentation of the film, "Consider the Conversation: a documentary on a taboo subject," will be on April 16, 2013 at the FSU College of Medicine Auditorium (1115 West Call Street). The event is free to the public and parking is available near the FSU School of Medicine.

The screening is a part of National Healthcare Decision Day , which  exists to emphasize the importance of advance care planning. National Healthcare Decisions Day is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.

“Consider the Conversation is a remarkable thought-provoking film that looks at many of the issues that we will all face at the end-of-life. It opens the floodgates of thought and conversation on this most difficult and often taboo subject.” – James Roberts, M.D., Medical Director Mayo Clinic Health System-Home Health & Hospice, Eau Claire, WI

The documentary has won 10 awards, including two from the Best Shorts Competition and one from Indie Fest and The Accolade.

A panel discussion will follow this 60-minute documentary. For more information on the documentary, please visit: http://www.considertheconversation.org/

If you would like additional information about hospice services, please call 850-878-5310 or visit www.bigbendhospice.org .