This spring (April 11-May 9) we will offer a series of events and workshops designed to help us prepare for end of life questions.
- April 11 at 6:30 p.m. – Session 1: Being Mortal DVD
- April 16 – National Healthcare Decisions Day
- April 17 at 7 p.m. – Book Club: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, discussion facilitated by Susan Path, Parish Nurse
- April 18 at 6:30 p.m. – Session 2: How Do We Die in America?
with Dr. James Struve
- April 25 at 6:30 p.m. – Session 3: Honoring Choices
- April 26 at 7 p.m. – Columbarium Presentation
- May 2 at 6:30 p.m. – Session 4: Making Arrangements
The Funeral Home, The Service, Digital Footprint, Ethical Will
- May 9 at 6:30 p.m. – Session 5: Workshop Night
Health Care Directive, Ethical Will, My Service Plan
One-on-one planning: Pastors, Estate Attorney, Notary, Funeral Director, Foundation Legacy Giving, Columbarium
The PBS current affairs documentary series FRONTLINE has produced a one-hour film, Being Mortal, featuring Dr. Atul Gawande, author of the book of the same title. Dr. Gawande explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.