By registering for this first meeting of the 3-part series, you are then signed up for all three meetings -- March 15, March 22, and March 29. We hope you can make it to all three!
* Pick up a complimentary title of the book at the Estes Valley Library, available beginning February 1, 2018.
Join us for this 3 part series that takes an in-depth look at Atul Gawande's title, "Being Mortal". Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, but when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should do. In his bestselling book, Gawande reveals the struggles of his profession as life draws to a close. He discovers how we can do better as he follows a hospice nurse on her rounds, a geriatrician in his clinic, and reformers turning nursing homes upside down. This riveting, honest, and humane book shows that the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life- all the way to the end.
This book club is facilitated by leaders of the Advance Care Planning Team, including Hospice professionals from Estes Park Medical Center and the Health District of Larimer County.