A Good Life, A Good Death
March – May
Portsmouth Public Library
You’ve made a good life. Now plan for a good death! In cooperation with Hospice Help Foundation, a nonprofit providing financial assistance to hospice patients, and the Portsmouth Regional Hospital, the Portsmouth Public Library will host a workshop series titled A Good Life, A Good Death in March, April and May. One Wednesday per month, at 6:30 PM, these programs will help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and lay the groundwork for a good death.
Part 1: Being Mortal
Wednesday March 14, 6:30 – 8 PM
Shown in conjunction with Beacon Hospice
Please join us for a special screening of the groundbreaking PBS special based upon Atul Gawande’s best-selling book. The movie explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life, and shows how doctors — himself included — are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients. Followed by a Q&A session with a panel of end of life specialists.
And don’t miss…
Part 2: Demystifying Advance Care Planning
Wednesday April 11, 6:30 – 8 PM
Presented by Kate Swenson MSN RN CHPN CNL M.Ed
Part 3: The Art of Life Stories
Wednesday May 16, 6:30 – 8 PM
Presented by Cynthia Tokos