Producer: UMAB Video Press
Item Code: VP/CCM
Format: DVD
Running Time: 37 minutes

Care of the Dying: Comfort Measures at the End of Life

The video suggests ways to offer comfort and provide the most beneficial treatment options for the elderly and terminally ill when they elect not to continue life-prolonging procedures. The video stresses the need for caregivers to give patients and families full disclosure of their choices, the potential side effects of those choices, and the expected, resulting quality of life. Decisions on pain assessment and management, hydration and tube feeding are discussed, as well as, the caregiver’s role as a ‘comforting presence’ to the patient and the family.

This tape is part of a four tape series. The other tapes in the series are:

  • Care of the Dying: Learning About Dying: Death, the Final Stage of Life
  • Care of the Dying: Making Decisions and Plans
  • Care of the Dying: A Conspiracy of Silence: Helping the Patient and Family to Live With Terminal Illness

Each tape from the series is listed separately and may be purchased individually for $159.00. The Discount Price for the complete four tape set, listed as Care of the Dying, The Series, is $499.00.

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