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299 Days in the Life of Nora Lenihan
From New England Cable News

When she learned that her breast cancer had recurred and metastasized, 40-year-old Nora Lenihan chose to forego radical treatment, and to face death with hospice care at home.

Focusing on the comfort provided by her caregivers, family, and support network of friends and coworkers, this extraordinary portrait chronicles the year from that decision to her death.

58 minutes
© 1997
Purchase $199 VHS
Order No. QA-244
ISBN (VHS) 1-57295-244-X

"There is a fine line between the sensitive and the maudlin that filmmaking at the end of life is forced to thread. Those involved in this project achieved intimacy while respecting that line. This film is a privilege to view and should be seen by healthcare professional, patients, families, friends, indeed by the general public." International Congress on the Care of the Terminally Ill

"A profoundly moving portrayal of a young woman's struggle with breast cancer, yet a touching renewal of life and living in these remaining days with her friends and family. A wonderful film." Carol Bradley, RN, CS, MSN, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center

"Gives tremendous insight into the gifts that hospice can bring in the final months of living." Rigney Cunningham, Hospice Federation of Massachusetts

"Editor's Choice: a moving tribute to a brave woman, and an endorsement of the comforts of hospice care." Booklist

"Highly Recommended" Library Journal

Awards & Conference Screenings
George Foster Peabody Award
International Conference on Care of the Terminally Ill
Association for Death Education and Counseling
Gold Award, Health Sciences Communications Association
Gold Apple, National Educational Media Network

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How Can We Love You?: Focuses on the feelings and experiences of women living with metastatic breast cancer through the stories of two women who traveled across North America performing in a play on the subject.

Common Heroes: Follows the nurses, physicians, social workers and clergy who make up the hospice team, and demonstrates the ways they collaborate to help patients and families.

The Journey Home: The candid stories of five patients exemplify the unique gifts of hope, relief, and dignity that hospice care programs offer to thousands of terminally ill patients each year.

Beyond the Loss of the Breast: Explores the meaning and impact of metastatic breast cancer through the personal narratives and poetry of the filmmaker and two other women.

Our Own Best Advocates: Encourages breast self-examination for women with disabilities, using whatever arm and hand mobility they have, or working with family, partners, or personal care assistants.

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