‘Defining Hope’ Film Talks End of Life Decisions

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End of life decisions can be difficult. An event tonight hopes to help make those decisions a little easier.

The event is held today to commemorate national healthcare decisions day. 

The film… Defining Hope… features the lives of eight people who go through the journey of discovering if hospice is appropriate for them and other end of life decisions. After the film, a Q&A session was held as well. Organizers say statistics show that 80 percent of people want to die at home but only 20 percent actually do.

“Many people want to be able to choose to die at home in the comfort of their own home with their own family and without all of the artificial prolonging measures that you get in the hospital system. It’s not for everybody but it’s for a lot more people than have taken advantage of it,” said Lynn Weissert, Nurse Navigator for Great Lakes Home Healthcare and Hospice and also served a mc for the event.

Weissert says events like these help start conversations about what people would want if something tragic would happen.
 

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