Hospice Documentary Public Viewing

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The Harley School will host an exclusive viewing of the documentary, Beginning with the End, created by David Marshall, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who followed the Harley Hospice class for two years. The film poses the question: Can empathy be taught? The film will be shown in the Harley Theater at 1981 Clover Street on March 18 at 7 p.m. The viewing is free and open to the public. 

The film follows the real-life stories of Bob Kane, the founder of the Harley Hospice program, along with four student volunteers their senior year. The students share their profound experiences of providing comfort care for the dying and their families.

The documentary was one of eight documentaries selected from 892 entries to compete at this month's South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas (Read Story).

Following the showing, David Marshall and Bob Kane will be available for a Q&A session.

Harley's Hospice Program, known globally as Hospice Corps, is a one-year high school course that meets every day. The class utilizes lecture, discussion, reflective journaling, ethical wills, movies/documentary films, speakers, and fieldwork (four-hour shifts at local comfort care homes). The course provides a rich network of knowledge and experience in the art and science of hospice/palliative care.

The documentary was recently featured in Mindfulness Magazine.

> Watch the Trailer
> Midful Magazine Story

Originally posted March 04, 2014