On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Biography of Bill Moyers

Synopsis

On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Vol. 3 - A Death of One's Own
Many people want a voice in the number of choices open to them when death is imminent. This PBS program sheds light on the question of how much control individuals can exert over their own deaths, discussing the legality of some procedures. In On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Vol. 3 - A Death of One's Own, journalist Bill Moyers examines some of these choices and brings up the controversy surrounding physician-assisted suicide. He talks to three patients, their families, and their doctors as they debate the various issues related to dying with dignity. ~ Alice Day, Rovi

On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Vol. 1 - Living with Dying
In this PBS series, veteran journalist Bill Moyers looks at changes in attitudes in America regarding death and dying. While the subject affects us all, few are comfortable talking about it. On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Vol. 1 - Living With Dying discusses the trend toward an openness about the end of life, and all that entails. Moyers presents patients and medical personnel who are willing to speak about their experiences with dying and how it can involve courage, candidness, and even humor. ~ Alice Day, Rovi

On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Vol. 2 - A Different Kind of Care
Most people, when faced with certain death, do not wish to die in a hospital setting, preferring the comfort of home. In the second of a series of four programs on the subject of death and dying, On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Vol. 2 - A Different Kind of Care, host Bill Moyers discusses the developments in palliative care at two institutions, Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. What they offer will bring a sense of peace to the terminally ill, ease the suffering of those in pain, and give support when it is most needed. ~ Alice Day, Rovi

On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Vol. 4 - A Time to Change
The statistics can be decidedly grim: four out of five Americans will die in a nursing home or hospital, despite what their wishes might be. The quality of their care in the last days will depend on the caregiving facility and the cost of that care. In the last of a series of four programs, On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Vol. 4 - A Time to Change, Bill Moyers interviews staff members of the Balm of Gilead Project in Birmingham, AL. It is the mission of this group to provide compassionate care for the terminally ill in a manner that neither removes their dignity nor sacrifices quality care. ~ Alice Day, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bill Moyers
    Bill Moyers - Host
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