Being Mortal is a FRONTLINE public television documentary that explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors who care for them. The documentary tells the story of 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 both physicians and the people and families he encounters, the documentary sheds new light on how our system - so often focused on cure - neglects the important conversations that need to happen so that a person's true priorities can be known and honored at the end.
Conversation following the screening will be facilitated by Ellen Thomas, a social worker and volunteer for CT AARP, who has presented this program in the greater Hartford area numerous times.
Registration is appreciated.