“Dying Is Not Giving Up” is changing how medical providers have difficult conversations in patient care. In this award-winning documentary, a woman shares her experience from her terminal diagnosis to her final days, revealing simple and impactful opportunities for providers to add compassion and empathy to their practice.
The lessons within this film are applicable to endless fields of medicine. It is now available as part of an educational curriculum for educators and industry leaders who are mentoring and developing future medical providers.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Dying Is Not Giving Up” features conversations between Licensed Psychotherapist Kelly Grosklags and her patient, Judy Erdahl, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Knowing that her time was nearing an end, Erdahl describes to Grosklags the very human experience of dying, from first learning about her terminal diagnosis to what she hopes her death will be like. Together along with Erdahl’s family, friends and oncologist, new perspectives are shared in hopes of making a patient’s care more personal and meaningful. “Our hope is that we can teach medical providers to approach difficult conversations about patient care with more empathy, respect, and compassion.” says Grosklags.
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For over twenty-five years, Kelly Grosklags has helped patients, families, caregivers, and clinicians understand and cope with grief, loss, and traumatic illness through her work in palliative care, hospice, emergency rooms and her private psychotherapy practice. Kelly is Board Certified in Clinical Social Work and completed a Fellowship in Grief Counseling from the American Academy of Healthcare Professionals. She is a sought-after international public speaker, author, podcast host. She is Executive Producer of “Dying Is Not Giving Up” and has won awards for this first venture into filmmaking.
Bryan is the co-founder of the Refresh Network, an online platform aimed at bringing conversations around healing & mental health to light and encouraging others to lean into the journey of life. Bryan shares his personal experiences with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder in hopes of letting others know they aren’t alone in their struggle. He is an Executive Producer of “Dying Is Not Giving Up” as well as the Chief Videographer and Editor.