FRONTLINE: Being Mortal DVD

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Item #: WB3622
FRONTLINE: Being Mortal Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk with their patients about dying? How can the medical profession better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction, and purpose? Renowned surgeon and New Yorker writer Atul Gawande explored those questions in his ... More
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FRONTLINE: Being Mortal

Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk with their patients about dying? How can the medical profession better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction, and purpose? Renowned surgeon and New Yorker writer Atul Gawande explored those questions in his bestselling book, Being Mortal. Now, Gawande teams with FRONTLINE to bring his personal journey - and the stories of his patients and their families - to life and challenges us all to reexamine how we think about death and dying.

This film also explores the burgeoning art and science of palliative care and the ways in which having a conversation around the question ""What are your priorities if your time is limited?"" can empower patients to live their lives fully. Being Mortal shines an unprecedented spotlight on how patients, families, and doctors all experience the end stages of life, for the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life - all the way to the very end.br>

Producer: Thomas Jennings
Executive Producer: David Fanning
Production Company: 2over10 Media
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Thomas Jennings
Host: Atul Gawande
Writers: Thomas Jennings, Atul Gawande
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Wyoming G.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A message for everyone
Review by Wyoming G. on 07/17/20 review stating A message for everyone
We are all aging and need to hear the wisdom of this special physician
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Florida L.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Must Watch
Review by Florida L. on 07/17/20 review stating A Must Watch
This should inspire a serious discussion with adult family members about what we do and dont want when the time comes that we face a serious illness or injury. This oncologist talks with patients and other doctors about how American medicine tries to prolong life at all costs often offering false hopes. He explains why doctors and patients dont want to have that difficult discussion about death but offers advice as to how and why we need to.
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Dee C.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very Good!
Review by Dee C. on 07/17/20 review stating Very Good!
Although emotional at times, it is a good program. I am sharing in my training of Hospice Volunteers to better understand the need for our patients to live their life, and better communicate with them. Thank you for making this available.


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