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Join WQED Multimedia for a special series of community conversations featuring our locally produced documentary, The Last Chapter, and expert discussion panels. Well discuss how individuals can take control of the conversation around end-of-life planning and care.

In The Last Chapter, WQED takes viewers inside the hospital, hospice, homes, and lives of palliative and hospice care recipients and providers. Medical, ethical, practical, and spiritual issues are explored from several perspectives as we discover how patients seeking palliative and hospice care can take an active role in their own end-of-life planning, make decisions about their treatment, and communicate their needs to caregivers.

Each community conversation will consist of a screening of The Last Chapter, an expert panel discussion that explores issues surrounding end-of-life planning and care, and a Q&A period. Each session will have a different focus:

Writing the Last Chapter: Controlling Your Narrative
Thursday, July 28, 2011 6:30 pm
Understand how individuals can take control of the conversation around end-of-life care and planning.

Access the archived panel webinar from this session.

Writing the Last Chapter: Talking about Dying…and Living
Thursday, August, 25, 2011 6:30 pm
Learn how individuals can share their goals and desires related to end-of-life planning with others.
RSVP online.

Writing the Last Chapter: Decisions with Your Team of Professionals
Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:30 pm
Explore how individuals can manage their conversations about end-of-life planning and care with professionals, and who you should put on your "team of confidants and advisors.
RSVP online.

At each session, WQED will provide free educational materials designed to help individuals think about and plan for end-of-life issues and care.

Registration: These sessions are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP online using the links above. You may also contact outreach@wqed.org for more information.

Parking: Limited free parking is available in the WQED staff and visitor parking lots after 5:00 pm, with additional free overflow parking available in the Carnegie Mellon parking lot located at Forbes and Morewood Avenues (after 5:00 pm). Join the Conversation: Cant make it to the in-person sessions? You can still join us live online during the panel discussions to ask your questions. You may also submit your questions for our panelists beforehand by emailing outreach@wqed.org.