"Defining" Hope is a story about people weighing what matters most at the most fragile junctures in life, and the nurses who guide them. It’s a documentary that follows patients with life-threatening illness as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for and how that hope evolves when life is threatened. It is optimistic and reminds us that we have choices in how we die.
Presented as part of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in partnership with the University of Utah's Palliative Care Service.
Post-film discussion with: Bretton Newman, MD – Hospice Medical Director; Erica Dixon, RN, BSN – Hospice Nurse; Jaclyn Piper- Williams, APRN – Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner and former Hospice Nurse; and, Holli Martinez - Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner and former Hospice Nurse. Moderated by Lynn Ware Peek, KPCW's Mountain Life Host
Nurses will receive 1.25 free contact hours for watching the film and completing the evaluation thanks to the generous support of Walden University. Walden University is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.