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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Showing Being Mortal Documentary


Bridge Home Health & Hospice will be hosting a screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary film Being Mortal on Thursday, March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 South Main Street, Findlay.

Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, Being Mortal explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them. This film seeks to bring medical professionals and community members together around the shared responsibility of discussing what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis. In addition, those in attendance will receive materials to complete advance directives.

Panelists for the event will include Dr. Christian Jacobus, medical director of Bridge Hospice and Palliative Care; Chasity Watkins, registered nurse and manager of Bridge Home Health; and Theresa Scherger, licensed social worker with Bridge Home Health and Palliative Care. The event will be moderated by Niki Sidle, Bridge Bereavement Services coordinator and licensed social worker.

This film screening and discussion are open to the public as well as area professionals who assist with end-of-life care and advanced care planning such as social workers, clergy and medical professionals.

RSVP is appreciated for this event by March 10. To register or learn more, call 419.423.5551 or email

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