Book Discussion Led by Dr. Michael Pass and William Johnson Everett on Thursday May 26

May 11, 2016

Thursday, May 26      “Up for Discussion”

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande

There will be a guided discussion of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande. This program will be held in the auditorium of the Waynesville branch of the Haywood County Public Library at 678 S Haywood St in Waynesville on Thursday May 26th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  There will be a refreshment break from 5:00 to 5:15, and ample time for questions. 

Leading the discussion will be Michael Pass, MD, Medical Director of Haywood Hospice and Palliative Care and the Homestead and William Everett, PhD, Ethics Professor Emeritus at Andover Newton Theological School.

Book Information:  The library has five copies of Being Mortal available for use. Books may of course be purchased at Blue Ridge Books.

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William Johnson Everett, Ph.D. is Herbert Gezork Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Emeritus. He taught in the field of Christian social ethics for over thirty years, first at St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee, then in Atlanta at Emory’s Candler School of Theology, and finally in the Boston area at Andover Newton Theological School before retiring in 2001. He completed his undergraduate education at Wesleyan University and subsequent theological studies at Yale Divinity School and Harvard University. His numerous publications have focused on church and society issues involving family, economics, ecology, politics, symbolism, and law. Bill retired to the Smoky Mountains where he is writing and making liturgical furniture.

Dr. Michael Pass has been practicing as a family practitioner with Waynesville Family Practice since 1982. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Homestead and Haywood Hospice and Palliative Care. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA and completed residency at the University of Virginia School. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care.  As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Waynesville Family Practice is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals.