The community is invited to attend a free screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” on June 7, 2017, from noon-1:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. at Edgewood located at 1104 25th St. SW, Jamestown. This event is free, but pre-registration is required by because seating is limited. Register at http://bit.ly/beingmortalevent or call (800) 237-4629, ext. 1525 to reserve your seat.
After the screening, you can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences. See this moving documentary, join the conversation and explore what matters to you.
The Emmy-nominated documentary, “Being Mortal,” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a patient’s true wishes can be known and honored at the end.
“Being Mortal” underscores the importance of people planning ahead and talking with family members about end-of-life decisions.
More Info: http://www.hrrv.org/being-mortal/
Event Start Date: 06/07/2017 Event End Date: 06/07/2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hospice of the Red River Valley
1104 25th St. SW
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