Aging in America
This riveting documentary introduces us to aging athletes, activists, wranglers and strippers, and to inmates growing old in our nation's prisons. A compassionate, often surprising glimpse into the real lives of those who are reaching their "golden" years in the first part of the twenty-first century.
Alzheimers Care Series
This three-part series addresses common but often misunderstood behaviors of patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. With the methods of interaction and intervention presented, caregivers can redirect and defuse these behaviors while keeping patients' dignity intact.
Academy Award nominee for Best Short Documentary. Explores four open-ended cases in which nurses confront serious ethical dilemmas in their day-to-day work.
A multi-cultural array of patients, clinicians, and other healthcare workers explore the many ways that differences in culture, race and ethnicity affect health and the delivery of healthcare services.
Dying to Live
Captures a year in the lives of four people waiting for life-saving organ transplants.
A Family Undertaking
Profiles the home funeral movement, and the complex psychological, cultural, legal and financial issues surrounding the growing trend of families choosing to prepare loved ones at home for burial or cremation.
For veterans living in "Famous 4A," the hospice unit at Palo Alto Hospice Care Center, life goes on and even progresses.
Grief in America
A comprehensive, multi-ethnic perspective on the ways Americans deal with grief and loss in all their forms.
Hold Your Breath
Mohammad Kochi, a devout Muslim immigrant, faces possible death from stomach cancer. His American doctors try to comprehend his faith and respect his viewpoints, but cultural and linguistic confusions complicate his treatment. His story, first summarized in the acclaimed Worlds Apart series, is a powerful argument for the necessity of cultural competence and diversity training.
I'd Rather Be Home
Follows the case of an elderly man who has been repeatedly abused by his son, over a period of seven years. (A continuation of a case from the film, Elder Abuse: Five Case Studies.)
Two people with intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy are united in their commitment to each other and to living their lives with dignity and grace.
Follows the stories of two extraordinary women, diagnosed with end stage cancer, who are facing death head on, determined to lead richer, more rewarding lives in the time that they have. Threaded through their narratives are the perspectives of hospice workers, funeral directors, bereavement counselors and others who deal with death on a daily basis.
One in 2000
Each year an estimated one in two thousand babies are born with anatomy that doesn't clearly mark them as either male or female. This provocative documentary demystifies the issue through intimate and sympathetic profiles of people born with intersex conditions who are living "ordinary" and productive lives.
A portrayal of the history and great public health impact of public health nursing programs in both urban and rural communities. Not Available for Rental.
Song of the Soul
An inside look at urban and rural hospice centers across South Africa that provide community-based compassionate care in the face of widespread poverty.
A comprehensive resource intended to aid stroke survivors and their caregivers during the ongoing recovery process.
Ten Commandments of Communicating With People With Disabilities
This top selling video is used to train staff and community about disability etiquette.
From Oscar-winning producer Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side), this powerful, unusual documentary gives voice to people with disabilities who are struggling to be recognized as sexual beings, free to explore their sexuality and to lead sexually fulfilling lives.
An edgy, raw documentary exploring the politics of disability through performances at a national conference on disability and the arts. Open-Captioned. Contains strong language and nudity.
Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability for men under the age of 35. Narrated by an Olympic gold snowboarder, this documentary tells the story of three young men living with permanent brain damage from head injuries while pursuing extreme sports.
A series on cross-cultural healthcare. These four unique trigger films raise awareness about how cultural barriers affect patient-provider communication and other aspects of care for patients of diverse backgrounds.