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How to Talk About Dying

The New York Times Opinionator by Ellen Goodman I was 25 when I flew home for my father’s last birthday. His cancer had returned and he would die three months later at the age of 57. What I remember most about that weekend was the large rectangular gift box he opened. My mother had bought him a new suitcase. I don’t know if that suitcase qualifies my family for the …Read More

Watch Atul Gawande’s Exclusive Video – Being Mortal

This FRONTLINE documentary is based on renowned author and surgeon  Atul Gawande’s  recent book “Being Mortal”. The  almost hour-long video brings heartfelt personal stories about advance care planning and what it means to think about and talk about quality of life when an individual is in their last chapters of life. This is an incredible video for both the health care professional and the public. Watch it here…

Atul Gawande on Frontline – February 10th, 2015

February 10th on FRONTLINE: Watch this trailer with renowned author and surgeon, Atul Gawande on his experiences that prompted his book, Being Mortal. Mark your calendar for February 10th to watch how “…the film explores how the medical profession can better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction and purpose.”