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In 1969, alongside the explosive fights for peace and justice, a quiet revolution was also underway — led by a few middle-aged women who wanted to change our way of death. Hear the story of these founders of the hospice movement in The Hospice Experiment. In A Midwife to the Dying, explore what one woman has learned after three decades accompanying others to the final boundary of human life.

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In 1969, alongside the explosive fights for peace and justice, a quiet revolution was also underway — led by a few middle-aged women who wanted to change our way of death. Hear the story of these founders of the hospice movement in The Hospice Experiment. In A Midwife to the Dying, explore what one woman has learned after three decades accompanying others to the final boundary of human life.

    The Hospice Experiment

    The Hospice Experiment

    caregiving Elisabeth Kubler Ross death with dignity palliative care Cicely Saunders end of life care psychological spiritual needs cancer patients 1960s social movements philosophy dying bereavement Social Issues Religious Beliefs nursing nurses

    • 50 min
    Midwife to the Dying

    Midwife to the Dying

    Social Issues Death Dying Religious Beliefs nursing nurses terminally ill religion psychology spirituality palliative care medical advances ethical moral decisions prolonging life death with dignity hospice right to die Elisabeth Kubler-Ross philosophy

    • 51 min
    Interview: Palliative Care in Minority Communities

    Interview: Palliative Care in Minority Communities

    Social Issues Death Dying Religious Beliefs nursing nurses terminally ill palliative care minority communities church caregiving faith end of life care

    • 37 min
    Presence in the Wild

    Presence in the Wild

    • 53 min
    Transcript: The Hospice Experiment

    Transcript: The Hospice Experiment

    Transcript: A Midwife to the Dying

    Transcript: A Midwife to the Dying

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