Grief Week Event – Laughing in the Face of Death: Movies, Medicine and Mortality

May 18, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

UMHS’ Grief Awareness Week committee is proud to present “Laughing in the face of death: Movies, medicine and mortality,” featuring special guest speaker Gail Rubin, CT. The event takes place from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Ford Auditorium.

In hospitals, medical professionals, patients and families focus on maintaining life and returning to health. Despite great advances in healthcare, humans still have a 100% mortality rate. Using funny films, this program examines hospital personnel reactions to mortality and offers tips to relieve the pressure of working around death.

Films include Young Frankenstein, Patch Adams, Terms of Endearment, Little Miss Sunshine, Critical Care, The Doctor, Wit, Death Becomes Her, and the TV show Scrubs.

Award-winning speaker Gail Rubin, CT, is a Certified Thanatologist (a death educator) and published author who uses humor and funny films to help educate about end-of-life issues. She is also a Certified Funeral Celebrant, a pioneer of the Death Café movement in the United States, and an informed advocate for pre-need funeral planning.

Note: 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours pending and 1.5 WE CEU approved.