Watch the FRONTLINE film based on Being Mortal 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 long 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