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Free screening of “Being Mortal” to be shown at the Jayhawk Theatre April 16

On Tuesday, April 16, Midland Care will present the film, “Being Mortal,” at the Jayhawk Theatre. April 16 is National Health Care Decisions Day.

Midland Care has partnered with local organizations, including Stormont Vail Health, Phoenix Home Care & Hospice and The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus, to educate community members about expressing their wishes regarding healthcare.

The investigative journalism program, FRONTLINE follows the renowned New York writer and Boston surgeon, Atul Gawande, as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life.

In conjunction with Gawande’s new book, “Being Mortal,” the film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors – himself included – are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.

The 60-minute film begins at 5:45 followed by a 30-minute panel discussion.

This is a free event and open to the public. Water and snacks will be available for purchase.

Doors open at 5:15PM. Entrance to the Jayhawk Theatre is through the double doors on Jackson Street for this event.

 

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