A scene from "Defining Hope," a new documentary about the end of life.
A scene from “Defining Hope,” a new documentary about the end of life.

Defining Hope,” a new documentary from the team that made “The American Nurse Project,” will have a special screening in Spokane on Nov. 1.

The film follows eight patients with life-threatening illness, and the nurses who guide them in making critical decisions along the way. It explores what makes life worth living, and what choices people and their families make near the end of life.

The Washington State Nurses Association and the WSU College of Nursing are bringing “Defining Hope” to Spokane for the one-night screening.

Nurses who attend will receive 1.25 free contact hours for watching the film and completing an evaluation, thanks to support from Walden University.

Tickets are $11.35 for adults and $8.85 for seniors, and can be bought on the Regal Cinemas website at https://www.regmovies.com/checkout/215591532#/tickets or at the box office. The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Regal Spokane Valley Stadium 12 theater located at the Spokane Valley Mall, 14760 E. Indiana Ave.

The nationwide screenings on Nov. 1 are in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Said the producer, “Through the stories of patients, families, nurses, and healthcare professionals, Defining Hope brings the conversation around quality end-of-life care to the forefront of our minds.”

Watch a trailer for the film at https://vimeo.com/220543860.