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Published on May 24, 2017

Mercy hosts documentary viewing as part of Hospice House 10-year anniversary observance

Mercy Medical Center invites the public to view the documentary, “Being Mortal,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 28 in Mercy’s Hallagan Education Center.

The PBS Frontline documentary is based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande.  The film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members who care for them.

Following the film viewing, audience members are encouraged to participate in a discussion session facilitated by a panel of healthcare professionals.  Panelists include Kenneth Cearlock, MD, medical director of Mercy Hospice and Palliative Care; Jasmine Nabi, MD, Oncology Associates, Hall-Perrine Cancer Center; and Maria Doce, MD, and Gordon Baustian, MD, physician hospitalists at Mercy Medical Center. 

This documentary viewing is part of the 10-year anniversary observance of the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy.

April 28 is also National Healthcare Decision Day, a day designed to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning.