Please save the date! MVCC Aging in Place Committee presents a special screening of the PBS Frontline documentary on Being Mortal. Committee co-chair Birgitta Kastenbaum will lead a discussion following the screening.
Thursday, January 18 at 6:00 pm
Windward School Room 210/220
11350 Palms Blvd. (entrance to parking lot is on Sawtelle)
The documentary runs for 55 minutes - the meeting may run until 8:00 for those who are able to stay. Please not the room change.
FRONTLINE follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. In conjunction with Gawande’s new book, Being Mortal, 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.