Morphine & Milkshakes: A Hospice Care Conversation



Laurel Hill West

  1. When should we talk about end-of-life care? “Early and often,” says Michelle Lasota, the hospice nurse at the center of the moving documentary, The Nurse with the Purple Hair.
  2. Following a screening of selections from the film, which speaks to the importance of care and connection at the end of life, hear a discussion with Lasota and other nurses and death doulas working in various hospice settings.
  3. Dying is much more than a biological or medical event. Hospice focuses on the whole person–mind, body, and spirit. Debunking the myths that surround hospice, practitioners will share detailed information, answer questions about advance planning, and explore the philosophy behind hospice as an opportunity to deepen the meaning of one’s life and experiences–or, as Francis Weller writes, to “metabolize suffering into something beautiful and ultimately sacred” (The Wild Edge of Sorrow).
  4. Please RSVP to attend this free event, which will take place at Laurel Hill West, located at 340 Belmont Avenue.