Watch the FRONTLINE film "Being
Mortal" based on the PLS Big Read book by Atul Gawande. FRONTLINE follows
renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he
explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end
of life. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows
how doctors--himself included--are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and
uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.
Following the film, a panel of community experts will lead a group discussion about the types of conversations we may want to have with family and friends. FRONTLINE is a production of WGBH Educational Foundation/Boston.