Free documentary on advance care planning

Jul 03, 2014
“Consider the Conversation” is a film that can inspire and empower people to make their wishes known.

Rockland — Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care & Hospice invites the Midcoast community to gather for a free screening of "Consider the Conversation," a documentary film about advance care planning, Tuesday, July 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

None of us can predict what tomorrow may bring, so it is important to make our health care wishes known. This hour-long film, which addresses advance care planning issues head on, is relevant to all age groups, whether considering how live one’s final days here on earth or looking to honor the wishes and needs of parents or loved ones as they face difficult decisions.

The film was released to PBS stations throughout the country in June 2011 and has created intense interest nationwide. It encourages viewers to consider what is important to them and why it is important to communicate those wishes sooner than later.

An expert panel with Robert Wall, FNP, PMHNP, Kno-Wal-Lin’s hospice and palliative care nurse practitioner; Heidi McCaffery, LSW, CHPCA, Kno-Wal-Lin’s hospice and palliative care director; and Sarah Dwelley, RN, CHPN, Pen Bay Medical Center’s palliative care coordinator, will facilitate discussion following the film and answer questions.

The program is co-sponsored with the Rockland Public Library. For more information about this or other Kno-Wal-Lin community talks, contact Suzanne Miller at 390-4524 or smiller@penbayhealthcare.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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