Hospice Maui to host ‘Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End’
LAHAINA – Hospice Maui invites the community to a screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary “Being Mortal.”
Based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members.
Come see the film and be part of a national conversation bringing medical professionals and community members together around the shared responsibility of discussing what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions.
Screenings will be held on Thursday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville, and on Monday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Lahaina.
Doctors, nurses and other professionals will be available to answer questions.?For more information, contact Joyce Lechuga at (808) 446-7609 or Joyce.email@example.com.
“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” 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.