Distributor:  The Fanlight Collection
Length:  24 minutes
Date:  1995
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: College/Adult/Professional
Color/BW:  Color
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The Way We Die: Listening to the Terminally Ill

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Intimate and movingly filmed interactions between medical personnel and their terminally ill patients encourages health professionals to work with their patients in determing end-of-life care.

The Way We Die: Listening to the Terminally Ill

Through interviews with doctors, patients and family members, and through intimate and movingly filmed interactions between medical personnel and their terminally ill patients, this video encourages health professionals to work with their patients to devise treatment plans in accordance with their needs and values, and to attend to the larger issue of what illness means for a particular patient and family. This is a valuable tool for continuing education programs, and for schools of nursing, medicine and allied health.

'This video says it all when it comes to treating the dying and their families with dignity and respect.' Julie Baumer, RN, Mountainview Hospital

'Graphically demonstrates the challenges of keeping patients alive even when their quality of life has markedly deteriorated. Provides a basis for discussion among physicians, social workers, nurses, and terminally ill patients and families.' Best Science Films and Videos, Science Books and Films


Awards

International Health and Medical Media Awards
Second Place, Media Owl Awards
International Congress for Care of the Terminally Ill
American Psychological Association
American Society on Aging
National Social Science Association
Columbus International Film and Video Festival

Citation

Main credits

Mednick, Jonathan (film director)
Mednick, Jonathan (film producer)
Mednick, Jonathan (photographer)
Mednick, Jonathan (editor of moving image work)
Skillman, Ted (film director)

Other credits

Photographed & edited by Jonathan Mednick.


Distributor credits

By Jonathan Mednick

By Jonathan Mednick

Docuseek2 subjects

Death and Dying
Nursing Education

Distributor subjects

Aging
Death and Dying

Keywords

documentary; film; video; doctor-patient; death; dying; end-of-life care; end of life; terminal illness; advance directive; "The Way We Die"; The Fanlight Collection

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