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Defining Hope

Defining Hope

We are pleased to invite you to the University of San Diego for the only Southern California screening of Defining Hope, a new documentary following eight patients with life-threatening illness and the nurses who guide them. The film will be shown in select venues nationwide for on November 1 in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

Defining Hope explores what makes life worth living and what to do for ourselves and our loved ones as we get closer to the end of life. Through the stories of patients, families, nurses, and healthcare professionals, the conversation around quality end-of- life care is brought to the forefront.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
6:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM Screening

Where: The Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre on the campus of the University of San Diego.

This one-time event is generously supported by the Kaye M. Woltman and Melisa R. McGuire Palliative Care Education and Research Unit and the Betty and Bob Beyster Institute for Research, Advanced Practice, and Simulation at the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. The reception is hosted by the USD School of Nursing and the Graduate Nursing Student Association.

Defining Hope is produced by Carolyn Jones Productions, the same team that created The American Nurse Project, an award-winning photography book and documentary film celebrating nurses.

To learn more about the film, visit

If you plan to attend, please RSVP or contact Carol Scimone at (619) 260-4730

There is no charge to view the documentary.