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Frontline: Facing Death: How Far Would You Go to Sustain the Life of Someone You Love

Posted Nov 14 2010 9:38am
The PBS series Frontline has posted a new show, Facing Death: How Far Would You Go to Sustain the Life of Someone You Love.  Frontline gains extraordinary access to The Mount Sinai Medical Center, one of New York's biggest hospitals, to take a closer measure of today's 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.

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