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Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Presents: Extremis

April 20, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Extremis poster, courtesy photo.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care presents a special screening for the Academy Award-nominated, short documentary Extremis

Extremis is a Netflix-affliliated film which follows doctors, families and patients as they make end-of-life decisions. Directed by Dan Kraus, the film pursues the bleak but unavoidable concept that those whom you love will perish. Does the patient need machines, or is the only life still flowing through this person through means of AC? Can we unplug? should we unplug? Sometimes even the doctors do not have a clear answer in the matter, which makes it even more heart-wrenching for the families involved. Though sad, the 25-minute documentary exposes how delicate life really is.

Following Extremis will be a Q&A headed by experts from Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care. Themes of the event will include navigating the maze of end-of-life care, understanding Hospice as an organization, and planning ahead for advanced healthcare directives.

Register as spots are limited.


Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
805/682-4711 ext. 181