Public Invited to View Short Film about End of Life
NEW BERN, NC – CarolinaEast Health System, Vidant Health and Craven County Health Department Hospice have partnered to present the Academy Award nominated short film, End Game. There will be two opportunities to view it on Monday, May 13th at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the CarolinaEast Medical Center Auditorium at 2000 Neuse Boulevard in New Bern.
End Game is about one thing we all share as human beings – the experience of death and dying. Many of us will be called on to be caregivers at some point in our lives, and many of us will be patients. Fear of the unknown or of saying the wrong thing, or the belief that talking about it makes it happen, can prevent the topic from ever coming up until a health crisis occurs. The short film weaves together three stories of visionary medical providers in San Francisco that are dedicated to relieving suffering, and to changing the way we think about—and make choices about—how we live our lives as we near life’s end. Their commitment is vividly embodied in their interactions with their terminally ill patients. These intimate and often highly charged emotional moments—with caregivers, patients, and patients’ families and loved ones—are at the heart of End Game.
The program will also feature a discussion session led by local experts, including CarolinaEast’s Cindy Turco, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Michael Bostian, Director of Pastoral Care, and Dr. Jennifer Aron, palliative care physician, as well as professionals from Craven County Hospice and Vidant Health.
“Creating the space to talk about death and our values around end-of-life care is, more often than not, stressful and emotionally difficult.” said Michael Bostian, Director of Pastoral Care at CarolinaEast Health System. “We are proud to partner with local experts and professionals to present the End Game, that will hopefully allow caregivers and patients alike to deal with these issues in perhaps a unique, enlightening approach,” he added.
To register or for more information, call 252-633-8154 or visit Carolinaeasthealth.com/calendar.
Light refreshments provided.
Submitted by: Megan McGarvey, Director, Public Relations, CarolinaEast Health System