The film "Being Mortal" investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows Dr. Gawande, a surgeon, 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 best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a patient's true wishes can be known and honored at the end.
After the screening, audience members will engage with a five member expert panel on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.
CEUs available for Social Work and Counseling.
Registration Information :For more information about the program, please visit the Being Mortal webiste or contact Susan Cujar at email@example.com.
For questions regarding the registration, please contact Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (248) 370-4699.