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Hospice of Michigan to host a free screening of PBS FRONTLINE documentary-Being Mortal on July 13

FREMONT, Mich. (June 27, 2017) – Join Hospice of Michigan for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary, Being Mortal, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 13 at TrueNorth Community Services located at 6308 S. Warner Ave. in Fremont.

The 54 minute film is based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, M.D. and explores the hopes of terminally ill patients and their families, investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and delves into the relationships between patients and their doctors.

Following the screenings, moviegoers are invited to a special panel session with Hospice of Michigan staff, moderated by Renee Wiard, sales team leader. Attendees will learn how to take steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

Panelists include:

  • Cynthia Evans, RN, BSN, nurse case manager
  • Kaye Ferguson-Patton, MDIV, spiritual care advisor
  • Ramona Hancock, LLMSW, social worker
  • Katherine Morrison, MSN, RN, CHPN, clinical director

The event has been approved for continuing education credits (CE) for social workers and licensed professional counselors.

Hospice of Michigan is partnering with TrueNorth Community Services to bring this documentary to the Fremont area.

For more information about the free screenings, please contact Katie Gedraitis at 231.527.0913 or kgedrait@hom.org.  To RSVP, please visit http://hom.convio.net/beingmortal.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state.  The nonprofit cares for nearly 1,800 patients each day, raising more than $5 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured.  HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. In January 2016, HOM joined forces with Arbor Hospice and Palliative Care, strengthening the mission of nonprofit hospice in Michigan to ensure patients and their caregivers receive the highest quality of care. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

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