Talk Story Option 2: Free Screening of “Being Mortal”
Do you want to show the documentary “Being Mortal” at your facility, organization or meeting?
Kōkua Mau is now an ‘official site’ to show the PBS documentary for free in Hawaii. Please contact us and we can collaborate on a screening for you.
“Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest.
After the screening, we encourage you to have guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.
- Watch a short trailer here