California State University, Northridge WordmarkOviatt Library WordmarkOviatt Library Catalog Wordmark
 
     
Title The vanishing line [electronic resource] / a film by Maren R. Monsen, M.D ; producer/director, Maren R. Monsen ; writers, Olivia Crawford, Maren R. Monsen.
Published Boston, MA : Icarus Films, 1998.

Description 1 online resource (53 min.)
Series Health and society in video
Note Release of a film originally produced in 1997.
Summary Film follows physician/filmmaker Maren Monsen and hospice social worker Jim Brigham as they visit some of his terminally ill clients. All are laying the groundwork for their imminent deaths, negotiating in advance whether or not they want to be resuscitated, what comfort measures will be taken, and whether to go to a hospital or die at home. Brigham shares the story of his wife Cay's prolonged death from multiple sclerosis and explains how that experience affected the way he views the end of life. Physician Monsen explores how to meet the needs of the dying and their families and looks at the choices involved in treating what has no cure with the right balance of technology, compassion and care.
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 Death -- Psychological aspects.
Hospice care.
Life and death, Power over -- Decision making.
Physician and patient -- Psychological aspects.
Right to die -- Decision making.
Terminal care -- Psychological aspects.
Terminally ill -- Family relationships.
Genre Documentary films.
Internet videos.
Related Names Brigham, Jim.
Grainger-Monsen, Maren.
First Run/Icarus Films.
Monsen Media (Firm)
Collection Title Alexander Street Press.
NIH/NLM Women's Health Resources Dissemination Outreach Project Grant.