Friends and family of someone who is dying often are at a loss of what to do or say. There are also different definitions of families now, which can add to the complex situations and issues that can arise.
Bill Moyers’ On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying – Bill Moyers and PBS in the United States have put together this 4-part, 6-hour series on death. Program 1: Living with Dying looks at the attitudes and beliefs about dying in North America. Program 2: A Different Kind of Care reviews how patients deal with pain in the terminal phases of their illness. Program 3: A Death of One’s Own reviews the debate of physician-assisted suicide, and Program 4: A Time to Change is about a model of care for the dying in Birmingham, Alabama.