View other events for the week of 2/13/2016
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
|Documentary: "Being Mortal"|
|Date||Saturday February 13|
|Time||1:30 PM - 4:00 PM|
|Import this event into your personal calendar.|
Niles Discovery Church
36600 Niles Blvd
Fremont, CA 94536
|Organizer/Author||Rev. Jeffrey Spencer|
Being Mortal follows renowned Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors – himself included – are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited, and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.
A discussion will follow the screening, led by Ron Adamson, a community member of the Washington Hospital Bioethics Committee. “Accepting death is almost impossible and talking about it is even harder,” Adamson said. “This film may help us and our families break the silence and explore what matters most in preparing for the inevitable.”
The Second Saturday Documentary Series is co-sponsored by Niles Discovery Church and the San Jose Peace & Justice Center. This screening is also co-sponsored by Washington Hospital Healthcare Systems, who arranged for the rights to screen the film.