"What Really Matters at the End of Life” | October 22nd
Keynote Presenter: Dr. BJ Miller
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S Rockford Rd | Tulsa, OK 74114
Free to Attend

Dr. BJ Miller was featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations and his TED Talk “What Really Matters at The End of Life” has had more than 9 million views.  He is also the co-author of the newly released book, “A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death.” Dr. Miller is one of the pre-eminent speakers on patient-centered care, palliative and end-of-life care.  Drawing on his expertise as a physician, former Executive Director of Zen Hospice Project, and as a patient, he is an advocate for a healthcare system that maximizes quality of life and that minimizes unnecessary suffering.  Join us as we view the Academy Award nominated Netflix documentary "End Game" followed by a presentation from Dr. Miller on patient-centered end-of-life care.

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“The Power of Meaning” | December 5th
Keynote Presenter: Emily Esfahani-Smith
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center, Perkins Auditorium
4502 E. 41st Street | Tulsa, OK 74135
4 CEUs for HHC & Hospice Administrator, LSCW, LPC/LMFT, and RN
Cost: $65 to Attend

Ultimately, a meaningful life lies in connecting and contributing to ideas beyond yourself—whether it’s your family, your job, or humanity at large.  Join us as Emily Esfahani-Smith, author of "The Power of Meaning: Crafting A Life That Matters," unpacks what she calls the “four pillars of meaning” - belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence - and how we can each find meaning by building some or all of these pillars in our lives and in our communities.  Together, these pillars help us give back, forge deep relationships, set purposeful goals, and make sense of who we are and our place in the world. 

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Being Mortal | Available At Your Convenience

If you thought you were dying, what would matter most?

Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk with their patients about dying? How can the medical profession better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction, and purpose? Renowned surgeon and New Yorker writer Atul Gawande explored those questions in his bestselling book, Being Mortal. Then, Gawande teamed up with FRONTLINE to bring his personal journey – and the stories of his patients and their families – to life in a film and challenged us all to reexamine how we think about death and dying. 

The film Being Mortal explores the burgeoning art and science of palliative care and the ways in which having a conversation around the question “What are your priorities if your time is limited?” can empower patients to live their lives fully. Being Mortal shines an unprecedented spotlight on how patients, families, and doctors all experience the end stages of life, for the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life – all the way to the very end. 

Made possible by a grant from The John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America, as well as local program support from The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation and the Sarkeys Foundation, Hospice of Green Country can provide a FREE viewing of Being Mortal and facilitate a group discussion surrounding end-of-life planning for YOU! 

For more information or to schedule a viewing for as few as four or as many as 200, please contact Ashlie Casey, LCSW at acasey@hospiceofgreencountry.org or (918) 747-2273.