All are welcome to join us and our special guest, Dr. Edward Benzel (pictured) as we discuss the book “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande.

Dr. Benzel has participated in several end-of-life discussion groups over the years, including some with Lucy Kalanithi, wife of Paul Kalanithi, the late neurosurgeon who wrote “When Breath Becomes Air.”

We are so pleased that Dr. Benzel can join us and we hope that you will too.

Dr. Benzel is Emeritus Chairman of Neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic and holds a faculty appointment, Professor of Neurological Surgery, at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is an experienced facilitator in the Cleveland Clinic Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication (CEHC). In this role he actively participates in communication training for Cleveland Clinic professional medical staff, as well as incoming residents and fellows. He has authored ten textbooks, edited 27 texts, and contributed to over 425 book chapters. We are excited for what he will bring to our discussion.

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande will be available at your library, and is available at bookstores and Amazon. If you do shop Amazon, use this link to purchase the book (you will need to sign in if you have an existing account) and Amazon will donate a small portion of the proceeds to Ohio End of Life Options.

We will be meeting on Thursday, October 14 at 4:00 pm on Zoom. Please Register Here*. You will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link.

*Please note when registering: There are three quick screens to click through to fully complete your registration and receive the confirmation email with the Zoom link. Please be sure to scroll to the bottom of each page to click the green buttons that read, in order: Continue, Next, and Complete Registration.

These are the previous books of Ohio End of Life Options’ Virtual Book Club:

The Art of Dying Well by Katy Butler
The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons
The Inevitable by Katie Engelhart
Absolutely Delicious by Alison Jean Lester
What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez
Caring for the Dying, The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death by Henry Fesko-Weiss
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology by Barbara K. Roberts
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinithi
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Finish Strong by Barbara Coombs Lee
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
When My Time Comes by Diane Rehm

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