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Near Death : The Intensive Care Unit at a Boston Hospital

Author: Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) (Firm),
Publisher: Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah), [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 1989. 2018.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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NEAR DEATH is a film about the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. The film is concerned with how people face death. More specifically the film presents the complex interrelationships among patients, families, doctors, nurses, hospital staff and religious advisors as they confront the personal, ethical, medical, psychological, religious and legal issues involved in making decisions about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: North American Studies
Documentary films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) (Firm),
OCLC Number: 1035088023
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from title frames.
Film.
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Event notes: Originally produced by Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) in 1989.
Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (349 min.) : flv file, sound
Responsibility: Frederick Wiseman.
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NEAR DEATH is a film about the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. The film is concerned with how people face death. More specifically the film presents the complex interrelationships among patients, families, doctors, nurses, hospital staff and religious advisors as they confront the personal, ethical, medical, psychological, religious and legal issues involved in making decisions about whether or not to give life-sustaining treatment to dying patients. "This documentary is, quite simply, the most powerful dose of medical reality ever administered by the tube."--Harry F. Waters, Newsweek. "[NEAR DEATH carries] its audience from an initially raw emotional response to a calmer consideration of the difficult issues raised here, and finally on to some sort of resolution." - Janet Maslin, The New York Times.

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