BEING MORTAL: Facing the Hard Questions at the End of Our Lives and the Lives We Love


Tuesday, April 19

7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

8855 Germantown Avenue


This panel discussion is based on the New York Times best-selling book Being Mortal:  Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.  In this book, Atul, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession.  He examines its ultimate limitations and failures – in his own practices as well as others’ – as life draws to a close. He discovers how we can do better.   His book also reveals that the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life – all the way to the very end.

Please join Russell Breish, MD family practice and geriatric medicine, Wendy Liebling, social worker, Tom Summers, chaplain and Mark J. Davis, Esq. elder law attorney for this very important topic, both for ourselves and our loved ones.  Please bring your questions.  All are welcome.


(Event co-sponsored by the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill and Chestnut Hill Hospital)



To register, call Leslie Lefer, 215-247-4654, or e-mail

Being Mortal Book