Have you read the #1 New York Times Best Seller Being Mortal by Atul Gawande?
Yes, great! No, that’s okay too!
Please join RVNAhealth’s next Lunch and Learn program where we will eat a lovely lunch provided by RVNAhealth and watch a short film about the book Being Mortal. The one-hour film, like the book, explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors who care for them.
The book/film tells the story of a physician, Atul Gawande, who is learning to think about death and dying in the context of being a healer. By sharing stories from the perspective of the people and families he encounters, including his own, it sheds new light on how our system – so focused on a cure – often neglects the important conversations that need to happen so that a person’s true priorities can be known and honored at the end. The stories in Being Mortal show us the value of shared decision-making in medicine at the end of life and illustrate the importance of thinking and planning ahead as we reflect on what matters most to us.
After the film, RVNAhealth social worker Cindy Merritt will facilitate a discussion about the book/film.
Please join us! This program is free of charge. Register here or call 203-438-5555 to reserve your spot. Space is limited, so please reserve soon.