Film Screening: PBS Frontline Documentary “Being Mortal”

It’s never easy to think about death – whether the death of a loved one, or your own. Here at Krause Funeral Home, we have found that those who choose to consider what will happen after they pass and make end-of-life plans, like preplanning their own funeral, find a tremendous amount of peace of mind. It’s calming to know your family won’t have to worry about those details and that your final wishes will be observed both before and after death.

Some people don’t have the luxury of choosing whether or not to think of their final days. For those facing a terminal diagnosis, thinking about death becomes all too familiar. Often, preplanning can give those who are gravely ill a sense of control, knowing they will have a say in not just their final moments, but in what happens to them after death as well.

At Krause Funeral Home, we feel the topic of preplanning should be discussed in every home. To encourage dialogue on the topic, we’re offering a free screening of the PBS Frontline documentary “Being Mortal.”

Based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film follows the renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon, as he explores the relationships doctors have with their patients near the end of their lives. The film takes an in-depth look at how doctors are often not prepared to address the topic of death with their patients.

Get a glimpse of the film here:

Join us, and 90 other locations, across the nation who are screening this film. We’ll follow it up with a discussion about the tough conversations families have to have about planning ahead.

See below for all the details on attending the screening. Be sure to check back or subscribe to our blog – next week we’ll be talking more about how preplanning can help empower those who are at the end of their life.

“Being Mortal” Screening

Date: Tuesday, August 23rd

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: 21600 W. Capitol Dr, Brookfield

To RSVP or for more information about the free screening, contact Claire at 414-464-4640 or email her at


This screening is brought to you in partnership with ProHealth Care and South East WI Grief Network (SEWGN) through the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA). 

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