JOIN US for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE film Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them. See the film and be part of a national conversation that brings medical professionals and community members together around the shared responsibility of discussing what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis. 

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 • 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center, Perkins Auditorium
4502 E. 41st Street • Tulsa, OK 74135
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served
RSVP to or (918) 388-1327 

Watch a short trailer here:

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

        • Dr. Jeffrey Alderman, MD, MS, Hospice & Palliative Care Specialist
        • Jan Slater, JD, MBA, Healthcare Law, Business & Bioethics Consultant
        • Kelley Scott, RN & Clarehouse Executive Director
        • Robin Stratton, RN & Hospice of Green Country Director of Patient Care 
        • Cindy Ritter, RN, Chaplain & Hospice Volunteer

See this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you.

All are welcome. Dinner will be served.  We hope to see you there!

This free screening is brought to you by Hospice of Green Country and made possible by a grant from The John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America, as well as local collaboration with Clarehouse, Moore Fitzgeralds Funeral Service and MyChoice In-Home Senior Services.

Please RSVP to Susan Garcia at or (918) 388-1327.


Atul Gawande MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gawande has been a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1998 and has written four New York Times bestsellers: Complications, a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002; Better, one of the 10 best books of 2007 by; The Checklist Manifesto in 2009 and his most recent book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, released in October 2014. He has won two National Magazine Awards, Academy Health’s Impact Award for highest research impact on healthcare, and a MacArthur Fellowship and the Lewis Thomas Award for Writing about Science.

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