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Blogs & Other Writings

Here you'll find links to various blog posts and journal entries by American Heart director Chris Newberry, as well as blog posts by occasional guest writers, all pertaining to American Heart and the issues presented in the film.

 



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GUEST BLOG POST: Check out the guest blog post on HealthAffairs.org written by American Heart director Chris Newberry: How Paid Family Leave Would Have Made Life Easier for One Family. Health Affairs is the nation's most well-regarded journal focusing on Health Care public policy.

Sarah Newberry Donovan


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GUEST BLOG POST: Sarah Newberry Donovan reflects on her work as a music therapist for hospice patients, and here she debunks some common misconceptions about hospice. Hospice care, and decision-making related to hospice, play a big role in the lives of Patrick Junior and Thor Lem, both featured in American Heart.

Sarah lives and works in Minneapolis. And she just happens to be the sister of Chris Newberry, director-producer of American Heart.

Sarah Newberry Donovan



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COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION: To help promote their annual CSWE Film Festival, the "Moving Pictures" blog asked American Heart director Chris Newberry to write a
guest post on their blog. Learn a little about Chris's motivations to make American Heart.

Chris Newberry


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CASE STUDY - MEDICAL EDUCATION: If you are involved in training anyone in the field of health care, or you know someone who is, then this is for you. We've launched a new collection of case studies meant to showcase the many ways American Heart is used for education and outreach.

This, our first case study, revolves around our invitation to present American Heart to a group of Physicians Assistant Masters students at St. Catherine University.

St. Kate's



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DIRECTOR'S JOURNAL: In April 2013, American Heart was unveiled at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. Check out this Director's Journal entry where Chris Newberry recalls battling a blizzard, learning of the sellout, and celebrating with some very special guests. (SPOILER ALERT!)

MSPIFF covered in snow

 


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"American Heart"
feature-length documentary
copyright Free Country Media
2015