FREE SCREENING AND DISCUSSION OF THE PBS FRONTLINE DOCUMENTARY, BEING MORTAL

Illness, accidents and changes in health status can quickly alter the lives of our patients, community and unfortunately sometimes our own families. It is often difficult to talk about end of life planning when we are healthy. However, remember hope is not a plan. This event is to raise awareness and help facilitate discussion.

On Wednesday, October 5 starting at 6pm at Kennett High School, there will be a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary, Being Mortal. The film will be followed by a panel and audience Q&A with local professionals who will share their own thoughtful perspectives on advance care planning. CMEs are available. Rachel Hamilton and Jennifer Grise are on the panel!

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Based on Dr. Atwul Gawande’s best-selling book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Really Matters in the End, the stories in the film illustrate the importance of thinking and planning ahead as we reflect on what matters most to us in life. How do we start the conversation with our loved ones and healthcare providers about what our priorities would be if our time was limited?

The Being Mortal campaign from the Hospice Foundation of America is designed to engage community members, including medical professionals, all across the country in conversations that educate and inspire audiences to take concrete steps toward their end-of-life care planning.

The presentation is hosted by Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice, Memorial Hospital and members of the Community Health Collaborative who are excited to bring this national project to our town. It’s part of our advance care planning committee’s ongoing campaign to bring ACP education and assistance to the community. CMEs/CEUs available.

Free and open to the public.
Doors open at 5:30pm for refreshments & displays.
Film starts at 6:00pm.

MORE INFORMATION:
356-7006 or 800-499-4171
http://www.VNHCH.org

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