Palliative care video wins Videographer Award

The video on palliative care that I produced for UW Medicine has won a second national award: a Videographer Award of Distinction. Last week I found out that it won a Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications.

“Palliative care: helping patients improve quality of life” tells two stories. Sallie and Jamie got married at the hospital, a month before Jamie died. Stacie is living with an artificial heart while she awaits a transplant. Two physicians describe how palliative care helps Jamie, Stacie and other critically ill patients write their own futures.

The recognition is exciting because digital video is what I most want to do. It connects my long-lasting interests in photography, writing and storytelling. I developed a passion for digital video while earning my Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington (now part of the Communication Leadership program). I produced the video as an independent study. [Read more…]

New palliative care video online

Yesterday UW Medicine posted a video I made for them on their Facebook page.

The video, “Pallative care: Helping patients improve quality of life,” tells two stories: a patient’s widow and a patient living with an artificial heart. Two physicians describe UW Medicine’s approach to palliative care. Palliative care helps patients with serious illnesses and their families choose medical care that respects their needs, reduces pain and improves quality of life.

Let me know what you think of it.