Still Life with Megan Cole
The question of when, or whether, to remove a ventilator tube from a catastrophically injured patient is a crucial and timely issue in medical care. Who gets to make the determination of when a life should end? And where is the patients voice in this epic discussion when that voice is silenced by the presence of the ventilator itself?
Is life at any price a viable option for those who wish to live passionately? And what is a life that is worth living? These are some of the important questions that arise in the beautifully written story "Nighthawks" by Carolyn Barbier, a nurse who wrote this piece as a voice for those whose freedom to choose is not secure.
Megan Cole is a professional stage and TV actor who develops performances and lectures for healthcare venues, with an emphasis on palliative and end-of life-care issues, and conversations centered on what will make our care of patients more informed and compassionate.
Suggested Donation: $20, sliding scale at the door.
A talk-back will take place after Ms. Cole's performance, featuring experts on the theme.
This event will also feature live music by celtic harpists Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter (http://www.twoworldsone.com/).
Cerimon House (View)
5131 NE 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|