“Being Mortal” Showing in Brooksville

On Wednesday, May 24 at 6pm, the film “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” will be screened at the Brooksville Free Public Library, followed by a panel discussion. Being Mortal is based on Atul Gawande’s best-selling book and explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with …

Having “The Conversation” with Your Family

I was lucky. My mother had a cancer scare when she was sixty-three. During that episode, we had many heartfelt conversations about what might happen, how she wanted to be treated, and how she wanted to die. Twenty years later, when she began to experience dementia, I knew it was time to have the conversation …