Being Mortal free film screening April 27

Being Mortal - Atul GawandeYou’re invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal.”

This event is a program of Torrance Memorial Medical Center presented in partnership with Caring House.

You will be part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?” “Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest.

Click here to print or download the flyer.

After the screening, you can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

Watch a short trailer here See this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you. All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Where: Torrance Memorial Medical Center – Hoffman Health Conference Center

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017. 5:30 pm — Check-in; 6 to 8 pm — Movie Screening and Discussion

RSVP Required. Call 310-517-4711 or visit

Dig Deeper

After Viewing “Being Mortal,” attend a 5-week Advanced Care Planning series presented by Caring House and sponsored by Torrance Memorial. Series information will be available at the free screening.