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Being Mortal Screening and Panel Discussion

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McBurney YMCA

125 West 14th Street

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New York, NY 10011

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Celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) on April 20th, 2017 with a FREE screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” hosted by End of Life Choices New York and Mavencare Home Care Services.

About NHDD:

Did you know that 90% of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30% have done so? National Healthcare Decisions Day aims to inspire, educate, and empower the public and eldercare providers about the importance of advance care planning.

About the Film:

“Being Mortal” follows the renowned Dr. Atul Gawande as he sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often avoids sensitive conversations that need to happen so an individual’s true wishes can be known and honored at the end of life.

Join the Discussion:

Following the screening, attendees are invited to participate in a panel discussion on how to identify and take practical steps to communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

The panel will feature:

Judith Schwarz, PhD - Judith is the Clinical Director of End of Life Choices New York. She is an expert on ethical issues relating to patient self-determination and informed end of life decision-making. She earned a PhD in nursing research from New York University, a MSN from Lehman College, and an RN from St. Luke’s School of Nursing.

Rolly Woodyatt - Rolly is the founder and director of the Manhattan Old People's Council, an organization advocating for quality support services for older adults in Manhattan.

Brian Murphy, MD, MBA, FAAHPM, HMDC - Dr. Murphy has been practicing in the field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine since 2004. He has served on several Committees for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a foundingl board member of the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board.

Light refreshments will be served!

Tickets are limited so please rsvp NOW. If you have any questions, email Sheryl at Sheryl@mavencare.com. or Ayana at ayana@endoflifechoicesny.org.

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New York, NY 10011

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