“What Matters in the End: Facing mortality in an age of denial” discussions based on the #1 New York Times bestseller Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, 10 a.m. – noon, Thursdays beginning March 14 and continuing through April 11.
March 14 – Mystery and myth: How our culture influences the way we view death with Esther Saville, Yellowstone Behavioral Health; Mary Caucutt, Christ Episcopal Church; Pat Stuart
March 21 – What makes life worthwhile: Choices for family and patient with Michelle Craig and Lynnea Masters (Green House, Sheridan); Amy Eckert, Hospice representative; Ann Pasek, Long Term Care Center; Shirley Stephens
March 28 – Sharing bad news: How doctors talk with patients and families with Tom Anderson, retired oncologist; Doug Morton, Hospice physician; Carol Bell
April 4 – Preparing for death: Making tough decisions
with Mick McCarty, Attorney; Megan Nickles, St. John’s Episcopal Church; Cody Gortmaker, Ballard Funeral Home
April 11 – Grief: Moving forward for those left behind with Lolly Jolley and Faith Model
Participants are encouraged to read the book beforehand, but, it is not required. Legends Bookstore and The Thistle have copies of Being Mortal. Participants will receive a 15% book club discount. Park County Public Library also has multiple copies of the book.
A list of suggested further reading will be available at the sessions. Additional information about the topics covered will also be available for participants.
Sponsored by Christ Episcopal Church and the library.