Watch the FRONTLINE film based on Being Morta
l by Atul Gawande, the PLS Big Read book. Following the film, a panel of community experts and the audience will discuss the topics and tough conversations addressed in the film. Free copies of the book as supplies last.
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. FRONTLINE is a production of WGBH Educational Foundation/Boston