Arbor Hospice to host free screening of Being Mortal on Oct. 26 at the Michigan Theater
Posted: October 4, 2016
Join Arbor Hospice for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary, Being Mortal, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Michigan Theater, located at 603 East Liberty Street in Ann Arbor. The 54 minute film is based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, M.D.
The film explores the hopes of terminally ill patients and their families, investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and delves into the relationships between patients and their doctors.
Following the screening, moviegoers are invited to a special panel session at 7:15 p.m. with medical experts moderated by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. Attendees will learn how to take steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.
- Dr. Thomas O’Neil, Arbor Hospice medical director
- Khristian Smith-Speelman, Arbor Hospice volunteer and community counselor
- Merilynne Rush, Respecting Choices advanced care planning facilitator and Ann Arbor Death Café organizer
- Beth Spencer, LMSW at Turner Geriatric Center
Arbor Hospice partnered with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, University of Michigan Geriatrics Center and the Washtenaw Health Initiative to bring this documentary to the Ann Arbor area.