Hospice of the Red River Valley Hosts “Being Mortal” Community Events

Join us for a free screening and discussion of the Emmy-nominated PBS Frontline film, “Being Mortal.” Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them.

The documentary tells the story of a physician, Atul Gawande, who is learning to think about death and dying in the context of being a healer. By sharing stories from the perspective of both physicians and the families he encounters, including his own, the documentary sheds new light on how the current health care system—so often focused on a cure—neglects important conversations that need to take place so a person’s true priorities can be known and honored at end of life.

After the screening, you can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences. See this moving documentary, join the conversation and explore what matters to you.

This event is free, but pre-registration is required because seating is limited. Register below or call (800) 237-4629, ext. 1525 and indicate which date and time you’d like to attend. No continuing education units will be provided for this event.

Grand Forks, N.D.
This event is being held on April 27, 2017, from 4-6 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church located at 1405 S. 9th St. in Grand Forks, N.D.

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Detroit Lakes, Minn.
This event is being held on May 2, 2017, from 3-5 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Ecumen Detroit Lakes located at 1415 Madison Ave., Detroit Lakes, Minn.

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Park Rapids, Minn.
This event is being held on May 11, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at Park Rapids Area High School located at 401 Huntsinger Ave., Park Rapids, Minn.

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