Upcoming Event – Free Screening of “Being Mortal”

Dr. Atul Gawande, M.D. Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School. photo credit: Tim Llewellyn

On Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m., Dr. Tom Deas, Jr., Vice President, Physician Development at NTSP, will be hosting a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” at McKinney Church at 4805 Arborlawn Drive in Fort Worth. “Being Mortal” is a 2016 Emmy-nominated video by Atul Gawande, M.D. and his patients on end-of-life decisions.

Attendees 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, there will be a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

Watch a short trailer here.

See this moving documentary, join the conversation,and explore what matters to you.
All are welcome.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 7-9 p.m.

McKinney Church, 4805 Arborlawn, Fort Worth, TX, 76109

RSVP by September 19th: adults@mckinneychurch.com
or 817-921-5200 ext. 102

We hope to see you there!

This event is a program of Coalition for Quality End of Life Care