Free documentary screening followed by discussion.
2 CEUs offered for SW & NHA/ALMs
Piccard Office: Town Center 2
1355 Piccard Drive St. 100
Rockville, MD 20850
1:30pm Sign-In/Light refreshments
2:00pm Being Mortal screening
“Our ultimate goal, after all is not a good death but a good life to the very end” – Atul Gawande
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 is diagnosed with 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.
This event is sold out. For more information, or to get on the waiting list, contact Beza Gebrehana at 301-527-4092 or Bgebrehana@montgomeryhospice.org