Posted on: September 10, 2015
Written by: Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
A great deal of attention is being paid to end-of-life decisions and to the value of each of us talking with our families and other loved ones about our wishes and preferences during the last days or months of life.
CCCC and the Government Action & Communication Institute invite you to join us for a screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE film Being Mortal at the State Capitol.
A PBS FRONTLINE Documentary
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
3 to 5 p.m.
California State Capitol, Room 4202
With a special welcome by Diana Dooley,
Secretary, California Health & Human Services Agency
Don’t live near Sacramento?
Find the community screening closest to you with an interactive map on the California HealthCare Foundation website.
Being Mortal explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors who care for them. The documentary follows Atul Gawande, MD, as he shares stories from the people and families he helps.
Full of engaging story-telling, the film sheds light on how our health care system – so focused on a cure – often leaves out the important conversations that need to happen so that a person’s true wishes can be known and honored at the end.
Watch a sneak peak of PBS FRONTLINE’s Being Mortal:
The event is supported by a grant from the California HealthCare Foundation. Co-sponsors include Congress of California Seniors, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy, and Government Action & Communication Institute.