April 28, 2017

Community Education Program for General Public and Professionals Being Mortal – Decisions at the End of Life


You’re invited to a free screening of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on Tuesday, May 9th at Mansfield Adult Day Health Center, 300 Branch St., Mansfield MA from 5:30 – 8:30pm. 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.

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. Social workers and nurses earn one (1) CEU. Certificate of Attendance for all others is available.

All are welcome. Light fare provided. Pre-registration is required. You may register by emailing register@communityvna.com, or call 774.203.1306. For more information, visit www.communityvna.com


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