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

Circle in the Field Family Caregivers

In this short film, family members share personal stories about caring for their dying loved ones.

Circle in the Field: Hospice

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.”