“Being Mortal” Film Screening and Discussion

  • June 19, 2017

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Please join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal. Based on the best selling book by Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationship with doctors, nurses and family members who care for them.


FRONTLINE follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. In conjunction with Gawande’s new book, Being Mortal, the film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors — himself included — are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.



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