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In Brief: November 2015

In Brief: November 2015

Veteran’s Day Commemoration; documentary website features Johns Hopkins Hospital nurses.

Veterans Day Commemoration

Join colleagues, patients and visitors for The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s annual Veterans Day Commemoration on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in the Peterson Family Courtyard, between the Sheikh Zayed Tower and the Phipps Building (inclement weather location: Zayed 2117, next to the Chevy Chase Bank Auditorium).

The guest speaker is Col. James Ficke, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s director of orthopaedic surgery and The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s orthopaedist-in-chief. Among his positions with the U.S. Army, he served as the senior orthopaedic surgeon at a hospital in Mosul, Iraq, where he treated more than 600 U.S. soldiers and Iraqi patients in 2004 and 2005.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy, the Veterans For Hopkins group, and the Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing and Communications Department. It will be live-streamed to various Johns Hopkins Medicine locations. For more information about Veterans For Hopkins at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, contact Ed Cramer, ecramer3@jhmi.edu. Watch a video: bit.ly/Hopkinsveterans.

An image from Dying in America.

Documentary Website Features Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses

Six Johns Hopkins Hospital nurses are among 50 R.N.s nationwide featured in Dying in America, a new media project produced by the same team that created The American Nurse Project. The first phase consists of a website—dyinginamerica.org—featuring interviews with nurses who work in end-of-life care. The producers plan to follow up with a feature documentary, to be released in theaters in 2016 or early 2017. In the series of interviews, director Carolyn Jones asks nurses about the challenges and rewards of end-of-life care. Johns Hopkins Hospital nurses also participated in her prior project, which included a book, film and website. For Dying in America, the Department of Nursing solicited nominations from across nursing units. 

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