Frontline: Facing Death

Overview

This documentary from the news magazine series Frontline explores the controversial topics of life extension, assisted suicide, living wills, and other intersections of life, death, and medicine. Discussing the issues with experts as well as patients, the film weighs in on the ethical consequences of "pulling the plug," even at the request of the dying.
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Overview

This documentary from the news magazine series Frontline explores the controversial topics of life extension, assisted suicide, living wills, and other intersections of life, death, and medicine. Discussing the issues with experts as well as patients, the film weighs in on the ethical consequences of "pulling the plug," even at the request of the dying.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2011
  • UPC: 841887013901
  • Original Release: 2010
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 65,755

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Miri Navasky Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Karen O'Connor Director, Producer, Screenwriter
David Fanning Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Frontline: Facing Death
1. Introduction [2:30]
2. The Way We Die [7:54]
3. Extending Life... Or Prolonging Death [8:15]
4. The Great Uncertainty [8:39]
5. Talking About The End Of Life [12:34]
6. Modern Medicine's Trade Offs [12:56]
7. Credits [1:46]
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