"Motivated by their personal experiences with loss, two long-time friends -one a hospital worker and the other a State Teacher of the Year- present a powerful and inspiring film on the American struggle with communication and preparation at the end-of-life." (dvd box)
There are two versions of the DVD available for loan, one has a personal single use license and the other has an educational use license. For group viewing please request the educational use product.
www.ConsidertheConversation.org for a chapter to chapter discussion guide, additional video clips, blog, weekly updateson news articles
Presentations by Rev. Viktor Gundel (An introduction to multicultural diversity) and Joanne Mills (Complex culture & history: Considerations in supporting aboriginal families through end of life care) at RIH Physicians' Grand Rounds on June 2, 2008.
"Whether you are a healthcare professional who cares for dying patients or a family member caring for a loved one who is approaching death, you'll appreciate the inforrmation in this second edition. A practical, yet compassionate guide, it thoroughly discusses the needs of caretakers who are caring for the terminally ill. The book also focuses on the relationship between death and society throughout history, how to comfort the dying individual and how to help families deal with the loss of a loved one. The book also includes chapters on goals for comfort in dying, pain management, spirituality, and care of the caregiver." [from back cover]