Circle in the Field Media creates virtual support groups via video for people going through crises.

Our latest project, Circle in the Field: Hospice, shares stories of the lived experience of handling a terminal diagnosis, focusing on what hospice and/or palliative care can do to allow the final days of a life to be peaceful and comfortable for a dying person, and for family and friends.

Circle in the Field: Hospice:
– Weaves together interviews with families who have faced or are facing the death of a loved one.
– Creates a many-voiced story about what those final days can be like.
– Addresses myths and fears about what hospice means.
– Aims to increase hospice utilization, which is shockingly low here in our state, and across the country.

Our track record:
Circle in the Field was founded in response to a request by a breast cancer support group founded and led by survivors, who wanted to share their stories with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their families and friends. A video team came together around this project, and two videos resulted: Voices of Hope, and Voices of Hope: Family and Friends, which have reached more than 10,000 new patients to date, via a network of physicians and cancer care centers, and especially via word of mouth.

Circle in the Field: Hospice is made possible through the generous support of: the Elizabeth and William G. Heegaard Family Fund (Minneapolis Foundation), the Saint Paul Foundation, and Stratis Health “Building Healthier Communities.”