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“Being Mortal” Screenings

In honor of National Healthcare Decision’s Day on Tuesday April 16, please join Hospice Austin’s GIFT Project for lunch and a free film screening and guided discussions of the PBS Frontline documentary film, Being Mortal. 

April 16, 2019; 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Hospice Austin’s administrative office
4107 Spicewood Springs Blvd., 78759

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.

The film lasts 50 minutes. After the 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.

To RSVP so we can get a head count for lunch, please contact Shirley Price at sprice@hospiceaustin.org or call 512-342-4789.