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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – BEING MORTAL: MEDICINE AND WHAT MATTERS IN THE END

Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. He explains that mortality has become a clinical experience that robs patients of quality of life. He argues doctors and healthcare facilities need to shift their approach to aging and dying away from a regimented safety focus to one that fully engages the human spirit.

Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life—all the way to the very end. This is a timely book for all caregivers and those looking to make end-of-life decisions.

This 6-week discussion group will focus on various aspects of aging and dying, including:

·         What is important to us as we age

·         Understanding our choices (medical and otherwise)

·         Spirituality and mortality

Pastor Christina will be leading this discussion group. You may purchase the book through Amazon or Eight Cousins or borrow it from the library. We will start either Wednesday April 21 or 28 at a time yet to be determined in the late afternoon (4 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.) depending on the schedule of those interested. If you are interested, please contact Deb at officenfcc@gmail.com.





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