When Breathe Becomes Air

Two Community Events in Celebration of Willamette Valley Hospice’s 40th Anniversary –

For Physicians & Medical Providers
Physicians Facing Mortality with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Salem Convention Center
Click here to RSVP for this event. Call Kevin Hohnbaum at 503.588.3600 with questions.

Free Community Event
When Breathe Becomes Air: a Conversation with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Grand Theater
Click here to RSVP for this event. Call Melissa Lindley at 503.588.3600 with questions.

About Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

Stanford internist Lucy Kalanithi is the widow of neurosurgeon and
writer Paul Kalanithi, who was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer at
age 36. Shortly after his diagnosis, Paul wrote about his transformation
from doctor to patient, and explored what makes life worth living in the
face of death in his poignant memoir When Breath Becomes Air.
After Paul died in 2015, Lucy completed his memoir and wrote its
powerful epilogue. As a caregiver for her husband during all phases
of his illness and as a practicing physician and a thinker on healthcare
value, Lucy is dedicated to helping others choose the health care and
end-of-life experiences that best align with their values.

“Every doctor should read this book —written by a member of our
own tribe, it helps us understand and overcome the barriers we all
erect between ourselves and our patients as soon as we are out of
medical school.”
— Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery

You can see Dr. Kalanithi’s TED talk here: https://www.ted.com/speakers/lucy_kalanithi