A different kind of care

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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.
Mannes, Elena; Moyers, Bill D.
Public Affairs Television (Firm); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Documentary television programs
Personal and Family Lives; Science, Technology; Health, Family Studies; Terminal care; Terminal care facilities; Palliative treatment; Hospice care; Death; Death -- Psychological aspects
North America; United States; New Jersey
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87 minutes; color


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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.
Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-089727; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10732; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3207; Catalog Key: alephsys004128134; OCLC: ocn606617417

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