Life's Too Short

Director: BBC
Year: 2006
Country: UK
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, Documentary

This film documentary highlights the value of palliative care while drawing attention to the challenges faced by someone who is caring for a dying person. It was filmed partly in a palliative institution in Glasgow and partly in patients' own homes, and carefully follows the patients in their personal lives. It also shows them getting through the difficulty and having peaceful deaths. The documentary aims to help break down some of the taboos about talking about death and helps remove some of the fears of dying and the fears of hospices and palliative care. (Aired BBC One Scotland, Monday 20 November 2006, 21:00)

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