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“Being Mortal” Screenings

Hospice Austin and our community partners will be hosting free film screenings and guided discussions of the PBS Frontline documentary film, Being Mortal.

The film is based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD. Being Mortal delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. Investigating the practice of caring for the dying and exploring the relationships between patients and their doctors, surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest.

After each screening attendees can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

Watch a short trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRkr09ZMI3w

See this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you. All are welcome.

Screening Dates:

Sunday, June 11 at 12:30 pm – St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E 8th St.

 

For questions or more information, please contact Melinda Marble at mmarble@hospiceaustin.org or call 512-342-4726.

 

This project made possible by a grant to the Hospice Foundation of America
from the John and Wauna Harman Foundation.