Sunday, October 30. Sponsored by Watts Street, Duke University Medical Center, and the Resource Center for Women in Ministry in the South.
Join us for this screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” and be part of a national dialogue taking place that asks the question “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?” The documentary film “Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest.
After the screening, you can participate in a guided conversation. Please note: The film will be shown at 12:45. Lunch will be available for WS participants immediately following worship in the fellowship hall. Please make lunch reservations with the church office by Wednesday, October 26.