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Date(s) - Friday, June 23, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Portico


The Being Mortal awareness campaign is changing lives across the country. If you thought you were dying, what would matter most? Join this national dialogue concerning an inescapable reality of life: death. Gather with friends, neighbors and peers to watch the PBS FRONTLINE documentary “Being Mortal,” which explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness. Help your friends and family members live their final chapter on their terms.

Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about the end-of-life care, yet only about 20 percent have done so. Largely as a result of this communication vacuum, 70 percent of those living in the United States die in hospitals despite an equal percentage saying they want to die at home. The Being Mortal Project is changing those numbers by encouraging conversations and action.

Presented by Tampa General Hospital in partnership with LifePath Hospice, this event includes a screening of “Being Mortal,” followed by a guided and reflective audience discussion with expert panel. Participants will learn the steps they can take to start having conversations with their loved ones and healthcare professionals. The Emmy-nominated film is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Atul Gawande, MD.

This event is free and open to the community. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Refreshments are available for purchase at the Café.

To RSVP, call 813.844.5929 or email bturner@tgh.org.

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