Event Location: Fukushima Auditorium, HSC

Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?

“Being Mortal” is a film that delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness, investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father got cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying became a personal quest.

After the screening, attendees can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

Watch the film's trailer, or view the flyer.

Questions? Contact Courtney Dunithan at courtney.dunithan@hsc.wvu.edu.