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Being Mortal

Thursday, October 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rockingham Free Public Library
65 Westminster St
Bellows Falls, VT
 

On October 12 from 4 to 6 pm, Brattleboro Area Hospice will host a community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” at the Rockingham Library in Bellows Falls. After the screening, audience members can participate in a facilitated conversation about the film, including a focus on the importance of talking about and planning your healthcare wishes throughout one’s lifespan.

Expert panelists will include Dr. Dan Caloras, MD, Co-Medical Director of VNH Hospice; Seth Gypson, RN, VNH Hospice Nurse Case Manager; Emma Gardner, MSW, Medical Social Worker, Bayada Hospice; and Leslie Goldman, MSN, MPH, APRN, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, Cheshire Medical Center. This event is free and open to the public.

“Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a patient’s true wishes can be known and honored at the end.

“Being Mortal” underscores the importance of people planning ahead and talking with family members about end-of-life decisions.

Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions. Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so.

Brattleboro Area Hospice (BAH) is an independent, non-profit organization that provides non-medical support to dying and grieving community members and volunteer-staffed assistance with Advance Care Planning. BAH is 100% locally funded, provides services free of charge, and is located at 191 Canal Street in Brattleboro. 802-257-0775 or local to Bellows Falls 802-460-1162. Visit www.brattleborohospice.org

For more information or to RSVP please contact Patty Dunn at 802-257-0775, x 102 or patty.dunn@brattleborohospice.org



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A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Being Mortal

Thursday, October 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rockingham Free Public Library
65 Westminster St
Bellows Falls, VT
 

On October 12 from 4 to 6 pm, Brattleboro Area Hospice will host a community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” at the Rockingham Library in Bellows Falls. After the screening, audience members can participate in a facilitated conversation about the film, including a focus on the importance of talking about and planning your healthcare wishes throughout one’s lifespan.

Expert panelists will include Dr. Dan Caloras, MD, Co-Medical Director of VNH Hospice; Seth Gypson, RN, VNH Hospice Nurse Case Manager; Emma Gardner, MSW, Medical Social Worker, Bayada Hospice; and Leslie Goldman, MSN, MPH, APRN, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, Cheshire Medical Center. This event is free and open to the public.

“Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a patient’s true wishes can be known and honored at the end.

“Being Mortal” underscores the importance of people planning ahead and talking with family members about end-of-life decisions.

Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions. Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so.

Brattleboro Area Hospice (BAH) is an independent, non-profit organization that provides non-medical support to dying and grieving community members and volunteer-staffed assistance with Advance Care Planning. BAH is 100% locally funded, provides services free of charge, and is located at 191 Canal Street in Brattleboro. 802-257-0775 or local to Bellows Falls 802-460-1162. Visit www.brattleborohospice.org

For more information or to RSVP please contact Patty Dunn at 802-257-0775, x 102 or patty.dunn@brattleborohospice.org



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Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Being Mortal

Thursday, October 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rockingham Free Public Library
65 Westminster St
Bellows Falls, VT
 

On October 12 from 4 to 6 pm, Brattleboro Area Hospice will host a community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” at the Rockingham Library in Bellows Falls. After the screening, audience members can participate in a facilitated conversation about the film, including a focus on the importance of talking about and planning your healthcare wishes throughout one’s lifespan.

Expert panelists will include Dr. Dan Caloras, MD, Co-Medical Director of VNH Hospice; Seth Gypson, RN, VNH Hospice Nurse Case Manager; Emma Gardner, MSW, Medical Social Worker, Bayada Hospice; and Leslie Goldman, MSN, MPH, APRN, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, Cheshire Medical Center. This event is free and open to the public.

“Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a patient’s true wishes can be known and honored at the end.

“Being Mortal” underscores the importance of people planning ahead and talking with family members about end-of-life decisions.

Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions. Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so.

Brattleboro Area Hospice (BAH) is an independent, non-profit organization that provides non-medical support to dying and grieving community members and volunteer-staffed assistance with Advance Care Planning. BAH is 100% locally funded, provides services free of charge, and is located at 191 Canal Street in Brattleboro. 802-257-0775 or local to Bellows Falls 802-460-1162. Visit www.brattleborohospice.org

For more information or to RSVP please contact Patty Dunn at 802-257-0775, x 102 or patty.dunn@brattleborohospice.org



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