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Community screening of “Being Mortal” on Wednesday, March 29

Monday, March 27, 2017

The K-State Center on Aging is sponsoring a free community screening of the PBS program "Being Mortal" at 2 p.m Wednesday, March 29, at the Manhattan Public Library. The screening is made possible by a grant from the John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America.

"Being Mortal" is a documentary adapted from Atul Gawande's best-selling book, also named "Being Mortal." Both the book and the documentary follow Gawande as he questions how people are making decisions when faced with dying. He is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher that questions how patients make end-of-life decisions and then convey them to their families and medical providers. Go to PBS for more information and a short film trailer.

Following the screening, everyone is invited to stay and participate in a conversation about end-of-life decisions and how to communicate those preferences to their family and medical professionals.

This article was posted on Monday, March 27, 2017, and is filed under Center on Aging, College News.