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Third Thursday Community Forum
May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Please join us for a screening of the documentary, “Being Mortal,” at the Key Center Pierce County Library on Thursday, May 18 at 10 a.m.
Originally broadcast as part of the PBS program, FRONTLINE, the film follows writer and surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life.
In conjunction with Gawande’s book, (also titled Being Mortal), the film investigates care of the dying, and shows how doctors are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.
Ultimately, the film is about living a good life all the way to the end.