Thursdays—November 10 and 17, 6:30pm to 7:30pm Fireside Room
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit.
Discussion of the book is facilitated by Sister Judith Oland, a Benedictine Sister at the College of St. Scholastica, head of the Chaplaincy program for Essentia Health, and the advisor for the Spiritual Companions at Peace Church; and Marilyn Mayry, a teacher of 40 years, instructor of English at Lake Superior College, and a Peace Church member, Marilyn is a certified Spiritual Companion and is active in creating many adult educational experiences.