Being Mortal – Screening & Discussion for Healthcare Professionals

September 13, 2016 Free

Hospice Foundation of America has chosen Jewish Home Life Communities as a screening partner to show the PBS Frontline film, "Being Mortal", which follows Dr. Atul Guwande as he thinks about death and dying in the context of being a healer.

A striking 99% of physicians surveyed feel it is important for health care providers to have these conversations. Yet only 29% of those same physicians reported any formal training on end-of-life discussions with patients and families.

The new Medicare benefit that took effect on Jan. 1, 2016, that reimburses physicians and other clinicians for having these conversations, is underutilized but a strong incentive (75% of those polled said it would make them more likely to have these conversations with patients.) But having these conversations remains difficult, both for healthcare providers and patients.

Organized by: Cory Shaw

Location: United States

Price: Free

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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