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Successful Aging: Palliative Care

24 minutes 40 seconds

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Looks at various aspects of palliative care, a program that seeks to give terminally ill patients and their families physical, emotional, spiritual, and social comfort. Lists basic principles of palliative care. Discusses hospice as a resource. Covers steps for putting affairs in order before dying or becoming incapacitated, such as preparing a living will or healthcare directive, filing a durable power of attorney, and communicating with key people about your wishes (family, friends, clergy, physician, and lawyer).

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Senior man seated on a couch with oxygen tubing in his nose and a blood pressure cuff on his upper arm. He watches a woman as she positions a stethoscope at his elbow joint. Caption. And the next is to palliate, or to lessen, the effect.
Successful Aging
Episode 1
24 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
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Successful Aging
Episode 2
26 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
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Successful Aging
Episode 3
26 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
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Successful Aging
Episode 4
29 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
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Successful Aging
Episode 5
27 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
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Successful Aging
Episode 6
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Grade Level: 12 -
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Successful Aging
Episode 7
26 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -