Being Mortal (Open to the Public)


Saturday • 1 p.m.-3 p.m. • Mackey Auditoriumbeing mortal

October 28

St. Joseph Health, Center for Advance Care Planning and Advocacy, is dedicated to engaging the community and healthcare providers in conversations around care preferences and what makes life meaningful. Events such as the “Being Mortal” film screening followed by a discussion facilitated by a panel of experts has shown to increase awareness of the need for advance care planning and encouraged the community to take action. The documentary film “Being Mortal” is based on The New York Times best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD. The film affirms the need for shared decision making in medicine and the importance of thinking and planning ahead as we reflect on what matters most to us. The “Being Mortal” event provides an opportunity for participants to consider their own goals, values and wishes and ask those vital questions regarding how to take action to plan for their own care. This “Being Mortal” screening will be followed by a discussion moderated by a panel of clinical experts from St. Jude Medical Center.

Instructor : Suzanne Engelder, MSW, ASW      

Coordinators : Joseph Lawton, M.D., Kellie Simpson, Joyce Ono