Frontline Spotlights Difficult Family Healthcare Choices

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Nov 30, 2010 in Nursing Homes and Elder Rights

A recent edition of PBSs Frontline, and a related web page, discuss the hard choices we must make regarding health care near the end of life.  The synopsis:  How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and youre confronted with the prospect of pulling the plug, do you know how youll respond?

In Facing Death, Frontline gains extraordinary access to The Mount Sinai Medical Center, one of New Yorks biggest hospitals, to take a closer measure of todays complicated end-of-life decisions. In this intimate, groundbreaking film, doctors, patients and families speak with remarkable candor about the increasingly difficult choices people are making at the end of life: when to remove a breathing tube in the ICU; when to continue treatment for patients with aggressive blood cancers; when to perform a surgery; and when to call for hospice.

Click here to watch the full program.

Click here to visit Frontlines web page Living Old.

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