Based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, the PBS documentary film “Being Mortal” explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members who care for them. The screening of the film a the Allerton Library will be followed by a discussion led by an End of Life Choices community educator that will provide information and tips on advance care planning, choosing a healthcare agent, talking with your doctor, and communicating your wishes to your family. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
This program is supported by funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and The All of Us Research Program. Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.