Being Mortal, A Closer Look at Palliative Care: Luncheon Seminar for Faith Leaders

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
Wasserman Residence, Bord Social Hall
6121 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852

Join fellow faith leaders
for this complimentary luncheon seminar  

Being Mortal: A Closer Look at Palliative Care

Being Mortal, a PBS documentary, focuses on New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon 
Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients
nearing the end of life.

The film considers the practice of caring for the dying, showing how some doctors are often untrained, ill-suited, and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death
with their patients.

Please join us for an informative screening and panel presentation.

Moderated by Rabbi James Michaels
Director of Pastoral Care
Charles E. Smith Life Communities


Elisa Gil-Pires, MD, FACP, CMD 
Vice President of Medical Affairs/Medical Director
Charles E. Smith Life Communities

Rabbi David Rose
JSSA Hospice 

Suzanne Adelman, LCSW-C, ACHP-SW
Manager of Psychosocial Services, JSSA Hospice 

Dietary Laws observed. Complimentary self-parking. 

Note: The program begins promptly at 11:15 a.m.
This free event is part of Charles E. Smith Life Communities Clergy Outreach Program.


11:00 a.m. – Check in
11:15 a.m. – Documentary
12:15 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Panel discussion and Q&A
2:00 p.m. – Conclusion of program


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