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Screening of the film "Defining Hope" sponsored by ONA to benefit the Oregon Nurses Foundation. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. at University of Portland, Buckley Auditorium

When: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
7-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)
Where: University of Portland, Buckley Auditorium
5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, Oregon  97203
United States
Contact: Larlene Dunsmuir
(503) 293-0011 ext. 1315

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Join the Oregon Nurses Foundation for a screening of Defining Hope on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the University of Portland, Buckley Auditorium.

All proceeds from this screening will benefit the Oregon Nurses Foundation, a tax-exempt, charitable 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to advance the profession of nursing in Oregon.

The film is 1 hour 16 minutes long and will be followed by 15 minute Q&A/discussion. Participants will receive 1.5 contact hours of continuing nurse education. 

Popcorn and soda refreshments will be provided.

Register to Attend

Tickets for the event can be purchased online or at the door. 


  • Free for ONA members (with a $10 suggested donation to ONF)
  • $15 for non-members

When you register, you will be able to add a donation to the Oregon Nurses Foundation (ONF) online. We will also be able to accept donations on site to help support the wonderful work ONF does.

About the Film

Defining Hope is a story about people weighing what matters most at the most fragile junctures in life, and the nurses who guide them. It’s a documentary that follows patients with life-threatening illness as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for and how that hope evolves when life is threatened. It is optimistic and reminds us that we have choices in how we die.

This movie is critical and relevant right now, with our rapidly aging population and incalculable challenges in healthcare and end-of-life care. We aren’t dying the way we used to. We have ventilators, dialysis machines, ICUs—technologies that can “fix” us and keep our bodies alive—which have radically changed how we make medical decisions. In our death-denying culture, no matter how sick we get, there is always “hope.” The will to live is a powerful force, and eventually we will all have to make individual decisions when faced with very complex choices.

The film has been completed and will be released in November 2017, in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

  • Learn more and to view the film trailer at

Continuing Education

Nurses can earn 1.5 continuing nursing education contact hours after viewing the entire film and participating in the group discussion following the movie.

Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


The planners and presenter for this CNE activity declare no conflicts of interest in the development and implementation of this educational activity.

The facilitator for this activity has attested that she will provide the best available evidence for this content and present information fairly and without bias.


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