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Hospice Maui to screen ‘Being Mortal’

January 12, 2017
Lahaina News

WAILUKU - Hospice Maui invites the community to a screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary "Being Mortal" on Friday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville.

Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing life-limiting illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members.

Come see the film and be part of a national conversation that brings medical professionals and community members together around the shared responsibility of discussing what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions.

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Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, “Being Mortal” explores the hopes of patients and families facing life-limiting illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members.

Doctors, nurses and other professionals will be available to answer questions. For more information, contact Joyce Lechuga at (808) 446-7609 or Joyce.hospicemaui@gmail.com.

This is an event of Hospice Maui and Kaunoa Senior Services.

Trusted by physicians and families on Maui for 35 years, Hospice Maui is committed to providing quality, compassionate care to help ease the physical, emotional and spiritual pain associated with a terminal illness.

Hospice Maui provides services that support both the patients and their families and allows patients to live each day to the fullest, with meaning and purpose, in accordance with their deeply held values and beliefs.

The Hospice Maui team is comprised of nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors, spiritual counselors, home health aides, volunteers and Hospice's medical director, who works directly with the patient's primary care physicians, the patient and family itself.

 
 
 

 

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