Leader: The Rev. Dr. Chuck Treadwell
Dates: Wednesday evenings, June 10 – July 8, 7 – 8 pm.
Register below and Fr. Chuck will send you a link.
In this Journey Group we will have a careful and nuanced conversation about mortality. We will discuss the accompanying issues that arise as we inevitably make decisions, weighing longevity and quality of life. We will read Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande. We will also explore our own biblical and theological understanding of mortality as well.
“Gawande draws on clinical studies, case histories and stories from his own experiences as a doctor and a son to illuminate the subject of mortality relative to modern medical systems. His treatment of the subject covers a broad range of institutions and individuals that shape the lives of the aged and terminally ill. The central thesis of the book is that the experience of the end of life has been problematized and addressed by medical models that place extending life over quality of life and institutional frameworks that place safety and efficiency over the ability for people to have autonomy over the last part of their lives. Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at the Harvard Medical School. He is a writer at The New Yorker magazine and author of three New York Times bestselling books.”