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PBS documentary “Being Mortal” – a screening and discussion. The film is narrated by Dr. Atul Gawande, a renowned author and surgeon. He shares his own personal experiences as well as others of the relationships doctors have with patients nearing the end of life. Small group discussion will follow.
This event is funded by a grant from The California Health Care Foundation and shown in partnership with CA Coalition for Compassionate Care of Fresno and is scheduled for:
Monday, September 21 at 9:00-11:00 am at Alice Peters Auditorium at Cal State Fresno
Institute Faculty Director – Helen Miltiades Ph.D.
Helen Miltiades Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Fresno State Gerontology Program at California State University, Fresno. She received her M.S. & Ph.D. in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, and completed postdoctoral research at Boston College. She is a Healthy Aging section editor of the California Journal of Health Promotion and a past board member of The California Council on Geriatrics and Gerontology.
Her curriculum and programmatic focus is on developing practical experiences for students to explore the psychological development and well-being of older dependent adults, their caregivers, and their housing options. Her research interests include health care disparities and minority aging. She is currently involved in a multi-year study funded by the California Department of Social Services to evaluate the administration and delivery of Adult Protective Services programs with the goal of preventing institutionalization of dependent adults. Dr. Miltiades is also involved in an experimental project exploring the use of serious games in cognitive maintenance for adults with mild cognitive impairment.
Contact us: Faculty Director, Helen Miltiades can be reached at:
(559) 278-7253 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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