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Health Care & Aging Part 2: When Times Get Tough: Facing Chronic Illness and End-of-Life Care
June 1, 2017, 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM
Chevy Chase Village Hall
5906 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Despite advance directives, elderly patients, their families, and their caregivers often struggle with medical intervention decisions as the end of life approaches. Dr. Christina Prather, specialist in geriatrics and palliative care at George Washington University Hospital, will lead a discussion of the medical and ethical issues surrounding end-of-life care. A short documentary, "The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner," will be shown as part of the program.