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Title Caring at the end of life [electronic resource] : with related study films / Fanlight Productions ; written & directed by Ben Achtenberg ; produced by Ben Achtenberg, Christine Mitchell.
Published Boston, MA : Fanlight Productions, 2002.

Description 1 online resource (75 min.)
Series Health and society in video
Note Camera, Ben Achtenberg ; editing, Ann Carol Grossman, Ben Achtenberg ; narration, Jeff Loeb.
Collective title from menu screen.
Contents Caring at the end of life: cases from the SUPPORT project (2001 ; 45 min.) -- Stanley-- (2002 ; 15 min.) -- Discussing advance directives: decisions at the end of life (2002 ; 15 min.).
Summary The main title focuses on the key roles of nursing staff in patient care and communication, and raises many key issues faced by patients and those who care for them, including the role of technology, deciding when to use or withdraw life-sustaining treatments, the importance of effective pain management, and the impact of patients' culture and community on care decisions. This work came out of the SUPPORT (Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment) project. The related study films are Stanley (a comatose patient whose family and healthcare team are in conflict over how long to continue with the treatments that are keeping him alive) and Discussing advance directives (two nurses and a physician, part of a foundation study on patient communication, meet to discuss the difficulties they encounter in working with other staff and patients on advance directives).
Note Previously published as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Health and society in video). Available via World Wide Web.
Subject SUPPORT Project (U.S.)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Coma -- Case studies.
Decision making.
Nurse and patient.
Right to die.
Terminal care.
Genre Documentary films.
Internet videos.
Related Names Achtenberg, Ben. Screenwriter. Director. Producer.
Mitchell, Christine. Producer.
Fanlight Productions.
Related Titles Discussing advanced directives.
Collection Title Alexander Street Press.
NIH/NLM Women's Health Resources Dissemination Outreach Project Grant.
Related To Original video publisher number DVD-910
Original (OCoLC)62369975
Original (OCoLC)ocm62369975
Original 1572958065
Original 9781572958067