You’re invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on Tuesday, May 23, 6-8 p.m. at the Schmieding Center, 2422 N. Thompson, Springdale, AR. 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.
Watch a short trailer here:
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. All are welcome. We hope to see you there!
Snacks will be provided. Certificates of attendance will be available. Please RSVP to Jeannie at email@example.com. For more information, contact Miki at 479-361-5847.
The free screening is made possible by Circle of Life Hospice, Hope Cancer Resources and a grant from The John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America.