Medicine and What Matters in the End
We see a growing need in education and awareness building around topics regarding end of life. Even doctors are often uncomfortable discussing patients’ anxieties about death, leading to a fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them.
This public awareness campaign, using PBS’s FRONTLINE film, “Being Mortal”, on the importance of talking about end-of-life preferences and goals with loved ones and medical professionals will educate audiences and encourage people to take concrete steps to identify and communicate their wishes for end-of-life care.
Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members.