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Abortion pill, The
RG137.6.M53A46 1997
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After years of controversy, RU486, a pill that can end a pregnancy without surgery, is coming to America. This program shows the controversy surrounding RU486 and shows how a potent mix of business, politics and ethics kept this drug out of United States for nearly a decade.
Adult acute myocardial infarction
RC675.A39 1994
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In AMI, "time is muscle." Defined as a necrosis of a portion of heart muscle due to inadequate blood supply, it can lead to sudden cardiac death. Skills covered include: the AMI algorithm, recognition of the signs and symptoms of AMI, medications to consider for AMI patients, ECG criteria for thrombolytic therapy, inclusion and exclusion criteria for AMI diagnosis, common arrhythmias in AMI.
Advance directives guidelines for health care providers /
RT87.T45A38 1992
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This program explains the nature and purpose of the Patient Self-Determination Act as it relates to the health care providers. It presents simulated conversations between patients, family members, and health professionals, addressing the fundamental question of prolonging life through heroic or artificial means.
Aging in America the years ahead.
HQ1064.U5A35 2003
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A search of what it means to have a 'good old age' Julie Winokur and photographer Ed Kashi traveled across the country and collected scores of personal histories in order to show different aspects of aging in America.
All of our lives
HQ1064.U5A44
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Examines the plight of aging women, many of whom must face their later years stranded without a pension and financially insecure.
Black Death, The
RC172.B53 1995
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The bubonic plague reduced Europe's population by a third, wiped out many hundreds of villages, and destroyed a whole way of life.
Breathing lessons : the life and work of Mark O'Brien /
RC180.2.B742 1996
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Poet-journalist Mark O'Brien was stricken with polio in childhood and has spent most of his life in an iron lung. He describes how he has fought against illness and bureacracy for his right to lead an independent life and offers his reflections on work, sex, death, and God.
C.S. Lewis through the shadowlands
PR6023.E926C85
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Presents Lewis' marriage, his wife's death to cancer, and his grief and journey in faith out of the "shadowlands."
Cardiac disorders coronary artery disease /
RC685.C6C37 2006
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Disc1, 115.1. - Coronary artery disease, pt. 1 -- Disc2, 115.2. Coronary artery disease, pt. 2 -- Disc3, 115 IG. Instructor's guides -- Disc4, 115 SGT. Self-grading tests.
Discusses that coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in modern societies.
Chicano! the history of the Mexican American civil rights movement. 1, Quest for a homeland /
E184.M5R634 1996
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A four part series chronicling various aspects of the struggles for equal rights by Mexican Americans. Episode 1 examines the events at Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, that sparked a national movement for social justice. It focuses on the 1967 struggle by Mexican Americans to regain ownership of New Mexico lands guaranteed them by the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and then visits the landmark Denver Youth Conference in 1969. The program concludes with the Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War, held in East Los Angeles in 1970...an event that turned into a tragic riot resulting in the death of renowned journalist Ruben Salazar.
Child's world, A
BF721.C45 2002
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[v. 1]. Mind games (52 min.) -- [v. 2]. Independent thinker (52 min.) -- [v. 3]. Facts of life (52 min.).
The set explores the mental development of children. Vol. 1 studies how they develop an adult's ability to discern the feelings of others and lie for both good and bad reasons. Vol. 2 focuses on developing mental independence that examines the abstract thought of toddlers, the memory capacity of preschoolers, and the force of childhood tantrums. Vol. 3 looks at children in relation to the existential questions of birth and death.
Choosing death a Health Quarterly/Frontline special.
R726.C43 1993
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In the Netherlands, euthanasia has been openly practiced for twenty years. Through the personal accounts of doctors, patients, and families in Holland, this program explores the complexities and dilemmas of euthanasia. Anchored by veteran newsman Roger Mudd and co-produced by The Health Quarterly and Frontline, the documentary is interspersed with a studio discussion relating the Dutch experience to the euthanasia debate in the United States.
Chulas fronteras and Del mero corazon roots of Tex-Mex music /
F395.M5C48 2003
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1. Chulas Fronteras (58 min.) -- 2. Del Mero Corazón (28 min.) -- 3. Lost and found bonus footage (30 min.).
Chulas fronteras (58 min., 1976) features the music and culture of Mexican-Americans living in southern Texas, showing food preparation, family life, dances, fieldwork, and other social activities. Del mero corazon (28 min., 1979) is a lyrical journey through the musings of the heart in the Mexican-American Nortena music tradition. Various performers are shown in dancehalls and cantinas, presenting songs of passion and death, hurt and humor, and the pleasures and torn dreams of love.
Conversations stories about living and dying /
R726.8.C65 1995
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Story of a middle-aged woman who lost both her adult son and husband to cancer within months of each other. Tells how important hospice care became to Gloriann and her loved ones during this extremely difficult- - yet, at times, surprisingly enriching--experience.
Dealing with death and dying
RT87.T45D424
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Helps nurses to care for dying patients and their families. Topics include helping the patient maintain his sense of dignity, how to give the patient a sense of control, responding to the patient's special needs, how to help the patient work through his fears, and how to help the patient's family.
Dear children
HQ767.15.D4
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Examines the post abortion syndrome, as individuals and couples share their pain of abortion. A clinical psychologist discusses the healing process, and information is provided on sources for finding help.
Death : a personal understanding /
BF789.D4D38 1998
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v. 1. What is death? -- v. 2. The dying person -- v. 3. Facing mortality -- v. 4. The deathbed -- v. 5. Fear of death and dying -- v. 6. Sudden death -- v. 7. A child's view of death -- v. 8. Grief and bereavement -- v. 9. Death rituals -- v. 10. The good
Explores a wide range of North American cultural perspectives on death within the context of current issues, including AIDS, death by violence, suicide, assisted suicide, hospice care, end of life decision making, and how children react to death.
Death : the trip of a lifetime /
BF789.D4D443 1993
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Episode 1. The chasm --- Episode 2. The good death -- Episode 3. Letting go -- Episode 4. Going for glory.
This four-part series is a poignant and often strange journey spanning more than 12 countries to discover how people's beliefs, customs, and rituals about death affect the way they live their lives.
Death and dying
RT84.L47 2005 module 14
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Terminal illness and stages of grief -- The importance of holistic care to dying people -- How to ... cope with the stress of caring for dying people -- How to ... meet a dying person's physical needs -- How to ... meet a dying person's emotional needs -- How to ... meet the needs of the family -- How to ... provide postmortem care.
Death and the Civil War
E456.A44 2012
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Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film will explore how the American Civil War created a 'republic of suffering' and will chart the far-reaching social, political, and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the Civil War.
Death by design
QH582.4.D42 1996
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A guided tour into the invisible world of cells, told through a collage of metaphors. State-of-the-art microcinematography is playfully intercut with parallel images from life at the human scale: a hundred lighted violins, imploding skyscrapers, pieces of film on the cutting room floor... -- container. Contains interviews with noted biologists including Rita Levi-Montalcini, a programmed-cell-death pioneer and winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Medicine.
Disraeli portrait of a romantic /
PN1997.D577 1998
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This set is a four-part dramatization of the life of Disraeli from 1832 when he was 27 and returned to London from his visit to the East. Disraeli's marriage to Mary Anne, his political conflicts with William Gladstone, and his relationship with Queen Victoria are the focus of the four episodes, which end with his death in 1881.
Dying to be thin
RC552.E18D94 2000
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The disturbing truth behind anorexia, bulimia, and America's body obsession.
Ebola, the plague fighters
RC140.5.E36 1996
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An investigation into the deadly Ebola virus and the 1995 outbreak of the disease in Kikwit, Zaire.
Embers of the fire
RJ456.C9E5 1992
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Cystic Fibrosis is the nation's leading genetic killer of children. This moving documentary offers a straightforward clinical explanation of the disease, but its primary focus is on the stories of several courageous young people with CF during a week at summer camp. They talk openly about their fears of rejection, isolation and death; but they also demonstrate the ways they have come to terms with their chronic illness and learned to lead fulfilling lives. Also profiled are the dedicated nurses, physicians, therapists and counselors, some of whom also have Cystic Fibrosis, who have made this extraordinary experience possible.
End of life care : ethical dimensions /
RT85.E54 1997
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Provides nurses with practical information concerning end-of-life issues that can be applied in daily practice.
Erik H. Erikson : a life's work /
RC339.52.E75E754 1992
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Introduction to Erik H. Erikson. Best known for his identification of eight stages of the life cycle, Erikson spent a lifetime observing and studying the way in which the interplay of genetics, cultural influences and unique experiences produces individual human lives. This video combines biographical information about Erkison with his theoretical proposals to give students an understanding of the relationship between the life experience of a theorist and the work that is produced.
Ernest Hemingway Rivers to the sea /
PS3515.E37Z58415 2005
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Three Shots/World War I -- Paris, 1921 -- Pamplona, Spain/The Sun Also Rises -- A Farewell to Arms -- Fathers and Sons -- Cuba, 1939/France WW II -- The Old Man and the Sea -- Cuba 1958/Ketchum, Idaho 1960 -- Credits.
More than 40 years after his death, Hemingway is one of the most widely read, and widely written about American authors. His distinct style and profound influence are indisputable; his larger-than-life persona is still the stuff of heated debate. As well known in his lifetime as any movie star, Hemingway was a dashing international figure who challenged the notion that writers exist in an ivory tower. There were the battles, the bull fights, the big game, the booze and he channeled these experiences into stark prose, creating a new form of expression, describing actiona and emotion in simple, authentic terms. An enormous critical success, his major works-The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls-are still in print, some in as many as 20 languages. The recent excitement over Cuba's release of their Hemingway collection is unmatched in modern literature.
Glory of the Kirov, The
GV1786.K57G56 1995
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Swan lake -- Raymonda -- Viennese waltz -- Reflection -- Le Corsaire -- Laurencia -- The Tale of Serf Nikish -- The Dying swan -- Pas de quatre -- Syrinx -- Spartacus -- Romeo and Juliet -- The Ice maiden -- Les Sylphides.
From the early days of this century, the Maryinsky Ballet, later the Kirov, dazzled audiences with the beauty of the dance. Five years research in Russia's archives has unearthed fascinating footage, much of it never before available in the West, of many of the company's great dancers.
Growing old in a new age
HQ1064.U5G76 1993
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v.1, Myths and realities of aging -- v.2, How the body ages -- v.3, Maximizing the physical potential of older adults -- v.4, Love, intimacy & sexuality -- v.5, Learning, memory & speed of behavior -- v. 6, Intellect, personality and mental health -- v.7, Social roles & relationships in old age -- v. 8, Family & intergenerational relationships -- v.9, Work, retirement and economic status -- v.10, Illness & disability -- v.11, Dying, death & bereavement -- v.12, Societal and political aspects of aging -- v.13, The Future of aging.
These programs look at various aspects of aging in American society of the latter 20th century. Older people share their views on each subject.
HIV educational package
RC607.A26H5 1999
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AIDS awareness (18 min.) -- Dawn's gift (24 min.) -- Crushing the flower (18 min.)
Six beautiful examples of acceptance and the triumph of the human spirit.
Homicide investigation: preserving, processing & searching the crime scene /
HV8079.H6H6 2000
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This production uses a homicide scene to illustrate the principles and procedures of homicide and site management. The Michigan State Police investigate the stabbing death of a local resident, a suspected cocaine user. The video was made during an actual investigation and contains filmed illustrations of each teaching point. Viewers are asked to stop the video player in order to review evidence and form conclusions about what actually happened. The tape reveals the circumstances and resolution of the case.
New age for the old, A
HQ1064.N48 1980
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Presents a historical survey of the status of the elderly and attitudes toward them from classical times to the present.
Our universe from birth to death
QB981.M55 1994
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Explains the author's "silent conversion theory" of how the universe came into being.
Pediatrics : psychosocial care /
RJ245.P435 2007
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disc 1. 631.1 Infants & toddlers (31 min.) -- disc 2. 631.2 Preschool & school age (29 min.) -- disc 3. 631.3 Adolescents (31 min.) -- disc 4. 631.4 The dying child (30 min.).
(Producer) Disc 1 describes the cognitive and psychosocial development of children from birth to three years of age and uses this knowledge to develop specific interventions to decrease the negative effects of illness or injury. Disc 2 continues the examination of cognitive and psychosocial development and describes expected behaviors, fears, and concerns of these age groups. Illustrates methods that help prepare children for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Focuses on play as a means of reducing anxiety and suggests non-pharmacologic measures for alleviating pain. Disc 3 explores the developmental changes of adolescence and the major issues, such as risk-taking behavior and sexual activity, that often produce family stress at this time. Describes the role of nurses in the community as well as in acute care settings. Disc 4 describes how a child's perception of death differs at various ages and suggests techniques the professional can use for opening a discussion about death. Addresses whether or not to tell the child when the illness is terminal and discusses the child's reaction if told. Explores hospice care as a positive option for families.
Pediatrics psychosocial care /
RJ47.5.P42 1995
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1. Infants & toddlers (31 min.) -- 2. Preschool & school age (29 min.) -- 3. Adolescents (31 min.) -- 4. The dying child (30 min.).
Tape 1 describes the cognitive and psychosocial development of children from birth to three years of age and uses this knowledge to develop specific interventions to decrease the negative effects of illness or injury. Tape 2 examines continued cognitive and psychosocial development and describes expected behaviors, fears, and concerns of these age groups. Illustrates methods that help prepare children for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Focuses on play as a means of reducing anxiety and suggests non-pharmacologic measures for alleviating pain. Tape 3 explores the developmental changes of adolescence and the major issues, such as risk-taking behavior and sexual activity, that often produce family stress at this time. Describes the role of nurses in the community as well as in acute care settings. Tape 4 describes how a child's perception of death differs at various ages and suggests techniques the professional can use for opening a discussion about death. Addresses whether or not to tell the child when the illness is terminal and discusses the child's reaction if told. Explores hospice care as a positive option for families.
Pitch of grief, The
BF575.G7P38
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The pitch of grief is a look at the emotional process of grieving, through intimate interviews with four men and women, young and old, who have lost loved ones and lived through the aftermath.
Seasons of life
BF713.S4
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v. 1. Infancy and early childhood (conception to age 6) -- v. 2. Childhood and adolescence (ages 6-20) -- v. 3. Early adulthood (ages 20-40) -- v. 4. Middle adulthood (ages 40-60) -- v. 5. Late adulthood (ages 60+).
Case studies and commentaries by noted psychologists examine human development, from conception to death.
Secret of life, The
QH442.S42
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[1.] The immortal thread -- [2.] Accidents of creation -- [3.] Birth, sex and death -- [4.] Conquering cancer -- [5.] The mouse that laid the golden egg -- [6.] Cell wars -- [7.] Children by design -- [8.] Who are you?
This 8-part series reveals how scientists' ability to decipher and manipulate human genes will transform medicine and perhaps the human race. It chronicles the scientific findings in molecular biology through tales of discovery, personal case studies and engaging histories. Using three-dimensional animation and special photographic techniques, the series reveals an unseen world and showcases how DNA, base pairs, genes, proteins, promoters and receptors work.
Sex, death & advertising
HF5822.A35
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Advertisers use images of sex and death to motivate us as consumers. Some of these images are subliminal images of which we may not be aware. This presentation, given at Chapman University, Orange, California, demonstrates the use of these images.
Stealing time : the new science of aging /
QP85.S74 1998
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episode 1. Quest for immortality -- episode 2. Turning back the clock -- episode 3. Mastering the mind.
Explores the natural history of aging, from the time-lapse death of a mouse and the slower decline of humans, to the potential immortality of bristlecone pines (1st pt.). Scientists offer clues to the mechanisms of aging that can unlock its biological mystery (2nd pt.). Through cutting edge research and lifestyle choices, it seems we are on the verge of keeping the intellect forever young (3rd pt.).
Stories of change
BF637.L53T6 1991
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Narrative and social movements: the power of stories / Joseph E. Davis -- Plotting protest: mobilizing stories in the 1960 student sit-ins / Francesca Polletta -- Controlling narratives and narratives as control within social movements / Robert D. Benford -- "Getting our histories straight": culture, narrative, and identity in the self-help movement / John Steadman Rice -- Moving toward the light: self, other, and the politics of experience in new age narratives / Michael F. Brown -- Fundamentalism: when history goes awry / Joshua J. Yates and James Davidson Hunter -- Drug court stories: transforming American jurisprudence / James C. Nolan Jr. -- compassion on trial: movement narrative in a court conflict over physician-assisted suicide / Jeffrey D. Tatum -- Movement advocates as battered women's storytellers: from varied experiences, one message / Bess Rothenberg -- The storied group: social movements as "bundles of narratives" / Gary Alan Fine.
Sudden infant death syndrome : update /
RJ320.S93S833
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Sudden infant death syndrome: an update
RJ320.S93S833 2005
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Explores what is known about SIDS at this time and discusses good health practices that can reduce some of the risk factors for SIDS.
There was a child a documentary about pregnancy loss /
BF789.D4T45
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Describes how parents deal with a still birth.
To live until we say goodbye.
R726.8.T6
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Deals with the process of dying and preparing for death; the care of the dying and their family and friends; cancer pain management; and interventions concerning children with AIDS.
Wit
PN1997.W58 2001
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An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is until she is diagnosed with a devasting illness. She agrees to undergo a series of procedures that are brutal, extensive and experimental. She finds that the fine line between life and death can only be walked with wit.