Film Explores End-Of- Life Care: ‘Being Mortal’

The Edel Caregiver Institute is holding a free, community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 2:30pm – 4:30pm at The Edel Caregiver Institute. After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

“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.

“Being Mortal” underscores the importance of people planning ahead and talking with family members about end-of-life decisions. Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions.

The free screening is made possible by a grant from The John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America.

For more information, please contact Paula Hudson, Manager of the Edel Caregiver Institute at 912.629.1331 or info@ The Edel Caregiver Institute is located at 6000 Business Center Drive, and is a fully funded program of not for profit Hospice Savannah, Inc.

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