Being Mortal – PBS Program

You’re invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on June 13th, 11:30-1:30pm at the JR Kernodle Senior Center ( 1535 S. Mebane Street, Burlington NC) or June 14th 6:00-7:30pm at Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell (914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215). You will be part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?” “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 to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest.

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

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