in End-of-life dilemmas
The film Impossible Hope explores the torment families and medical professionals face during end-of-life dilemmas. It examines the emotional and sometimes argumentative conversations between care providers and families. Hear stories directly from those who have experienced the most difficult conversations and decisions. Hear from real professionals seeking viable options to improve these impossible situations.
Lea Brandt is the Director of the Center for Health Ethics at the University of Columbia. As a clinical ethicist she talks about death all day. The most difficult part of her job is not death, it’s working with people who are hoping for impossible outcomes. Lea challenges where the burden lies in these situations, and questions how can we use what we know, so that we don’t give families impossible hope.
“When is it ethical to persuade
families toward what we feel is
- Lea Brandt, Director - Center for Health Ethics, University of Missouri
The film is designed for dialogue, conversation and problem-based learning scenarios. Use it as a training tool, use the film in the classroom or for broad community outreach.
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