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Global Perspectives Film Series

Enjoy your lunch hour with us by viewing one of the many films from our library.

The Global Perspectives Film Series is one of our many continuing educational activities. Our goal is to provide the TTUHSC and local community with information about global, national, and local health and social issues. Through the film series, attendees will also gain knowledge about various heritage celebrations, historic events, and current trends in medicine. They will also receive insight into the customs, culture, and history of other countries and people. Free snacks are provided.


Upcoming Film

Being Mortal

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015
  • 12:00 noon CT
  • ACB 240

Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk with their patients about dying? How can the medical profession better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction, and purpose? Renowned surgeon and NewYorker writer Autl Gawande explored those questions in his bestselling book, Being Mortal. Now, Gawande teams with FRONTLINE to bring hispersonal journey, and the stories of his patients and their families, to life and challenges us all to reexamine how we think about death and dying.

This film also explores the burgeoning art and science of palliative care and the ways in which having a conversation around the  question “What are your priorities if your time is limited?” can empower patients to live their lives fully. Being Mortal shines an unprecedented spotlight on how patients, families, and doctors all experience the end stages of life, for the ultimate goal is not a good death, but a good life—all the way to the very end.

 



  

Previously Viewed Films

Summer 2015


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Summer 2014


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Fall 2013


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Fall 2012


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Fall 2011


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Fall 2008


  • If there are specific films you would like to see viewed as part of our series, your suggestions are always welcome.  Contact: globalhealth@ttuhsc.edu or call 806.743.2901.
  • All films shown as part of the series can be checked out through the OGH library.  Visit the OGH Library web page for more information.

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