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Durham County Library Hosts Film Screening on End-of-Life Decisions

Program: Film Screening: Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject
Date: Wednesday, April 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host the first program in a two-part series on end-of-life issues with a screening of the documentary Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St. A discussion will follow the film with Betsy Barton, Clinical Research Coordinator at Duke University Health System; Sandi Gray-Terry, Northern Piedmont Community Care; and Nikki Webb, Duke HomeCare and Hospice.

April 16 is National Health Care Decisions Day, where the mission is “to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” Consider the Conversation is the brainchild of longtime friends, Terry Kaldhusdal and Michael Bernhagen, who both struggled to understand how end-of-life decisions were being made after losing loved ones to chronic illness. The documentary covers these decisions from multiple perspectives, including interviews with patients, family, doctors and nurses, social workers, national experts and members of the clergy. The second program in the series is a workshop titled Continuing the Conversation, where participants can draft a legally binding Living Will. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24.

This program is co-sponsored by the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, Northern Piedmont Community Care, Duke Division of Family Medicine, Duke HomeCare and Hospice, and Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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