Performance sparking a discussion about death

Posted Oct. 19, 2011, at 9:01 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The nationally-acclaimed Readers Theater troupe will perform “End of Life” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Husson University’s Gracie Theater. Readers Theater uses Greek drama to spark community dialogue about contemporary public health issues. The production will provide an ancient perspective on ethically complex situations in modern medicine.

Professionals and caregivers who work in hospice, palliative care, geriatrics, and nursing, along with anyone who is concerned with end of life issues, will benefit from attending this performance and the panel discussion that will follow after. “End of Life” will help audience members to begin or continue difficult discussions about death, while exploring the ethics of treating patients facing painful, prolonged deaths.

The performance is sponsored by Eastern Maine Medical Center, and “End of Life” is being brought to Bangor by the Maine Humanities Council as part of its Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care program.

“End of Life” and the post-performance panel discussion will be held 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Husson University’s Gracie Theater. For more information , call 973-9633.

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