End-of-Life Decisions and Care Are Topic Of Documentary Feb. 1 in Manahawkin

For Immediate Release;


Contact:         Christina Butterfield
                        News & Media Relations
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 626-3845


Galloway, N.J. – The Stockton Center on Successful Aging, along with Holy Redeemer Home Care and Hospice, will host a free screening of the documentary, “Being Mortal,” on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Bay Avenue Community Center in Manahawkin, N.J.

 “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.

 Following the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

 The documentary follows 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.

 The film is adapted from Dr. Gawande’s 2014 nationally best-selling book of the same name.


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