Our Research

Defining Hope the film is born out of four years of research and the immeasurable wisdom of the nurses and healthcare professionals that we interviewed for both The American Nurse Project and the Dying in America website. After conducting more than 150 interviews, we learned how critical it is to consider what’s most important in life, to think about our own personal definitions of “quality of life,” and to make time to discuss our values and wishes with our loved ones. It is our greatest hope that this film will help lead and catalyze a national dialogue that translate our interviewees’ recommendations into public action.

To watch some of the video interviews with the nurses, please visit our project websites for American Nurse Project and Dying in America .