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A different kind of care

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Summary:At the end of life, what many Americans want is physical and spiritual comfort in a home setting. In this program, veteran PBS journalist Bill Moyers presents the important strides being made in the area of palliative care at pioneering institutions such as New York's Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. These advances are bringing peace to those who fear that they will be a burden to loved ones, will suffer needlessly, or will be abandoned in their hour of greatest need. Originally broadcast as part of the PBS mini-series On our own terms, Moyers on dying in 2000.
Contributor:Mannes, Elena
Moyers, Bill D.
Provider:Public Affairs Television (Firm)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Terminal care
Terminal care facilities
Palliative treatment
Hospice care
Death -- Psychological aspects
Genre:Documentary television programs
Credits:Produced and directed by Elena Mannes ; writers, Elena Mannes, Bill Moyers ; a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc. ; a presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York. Host, Bill Moyers. Director of photography, Gregory Andracke ; editor, Nobuko Oganesoff ; music, Michael Small.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Science, Technology
Films@UM Browse terms:Health, Family Studies
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