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NOW on PBS | Life Panel? Death Panel? | PBS

Duration: 25:37 (Full Program)
Program: NOW on PBS #541

How did private discussions between seniors and their doctors about end-of-life choices for the very ill or dying become a flash point in the national healthcare debate? NOW travels to Wisconsin to sit in on some of these sessions and see how healthcare reform could profoundly affect the lives of American seniors.

The not-for-profit Gundersen Lutheran Hospital has two decades of experience in this area. Their "Respecting Choices" initiative has become one of the most comprehensive end-of-life planning programs in the country. Two families grappling with the most difficult and complex life and death issues gave NOW ON PBS extraordinary access to their discussions and their decisions.

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Post Date: October 12, 2009