The Dwight Foster Public Library will present a series of programs based on New York Times bestselling book "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande.

Discuss the book at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 11, or at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 15. Then, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, watch the film and discuss with Dr. Richard Hansen.

This book has sparked a conversation across the United States about what it means to have a “good death” and whether current medical practice hinders or helps the process.

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models of hospice care.

Hansen received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University, his medical degree from Indiana University and his training in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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