GVNA HealthCare, in collaboration with Heywood Healthcare and Heywood Wakefield Commons, offered free screenings and discussions of the PBS program Being Mortal. “GVNA was recently recognized by the Hospice Foundation of America for our commitment to the nationwide awareness campaign,” said Elaine Fluet, President and CEO of GVNA HealthCare. “Our Hospice program is keenly aware of the importance of end-of-life discussions with loved ones, as well as with our medical community,” she said. This nationwide effort reached over 60,000 individuals across the United States.
Being Mortal program delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. It investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores their relationship with their doctor. “It was exciting for GVNA to be the lead on this project, as it brought this national dialog right into our community,” said Fluet. “To watch Dr. Atul Gawande share his stories about the people and families he has encountered is touching and extremely powerful,” she said. The free screenings of this powerful film were made possible by a grant from The John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America.
For more information about organizing a free screening at your facility, please contact GVNA’s Hospice Program at (978) 632-1230, Ext. 321.