This edition: Three Farewells: Medicine & the End of Life (2007)
This program looks at the difficult choices a loving family makes as they confront the end of life. When a perfect pregnancy ends in unforeseen complications, and the newborn suffers very severe brain injury, how should the parents decide what is best for their baby? When, a few years later, the baby's grandmother descends into dementia from Alzheimer's, should her earlier wish to forego all medical treatment be honored, even though she may no longer understand — or agree — with the statements she made when she was competent? Still later, another family member receives a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. If she is terminally ill, should she be able to avail herself of medications to aid her in dying?
Moderator: Arthur Miller. Prod.: Fred Friendly Seminars.
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- Tuesday, January 30 - 8:30pm
- Thursday, February 1 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
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- Thursday, January 25 - 8:00am, 2:00pm