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|#16058/1710 CHANGED FOREVER: Grieving the Death of Someone You Love|
When someone we love dies, our lives are changed forever. The pain and sorrow we feel seems as if it will never end. In this powerful, therapeutic, new video presentation you will see and hear others discuss what you are going through right now. You will learn how to let yourself walk through your grief without letting it overwhelm you. Testimonies of people who have recently experienced the death of a loved one, as well as experts in the field, talk about how to slowly integrate the loss you have experienced, and the grief that comes with it, into a life that is changed forever. The program is divided into eight segments. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#15657/1743 CHILDREN AND GRIEF: Children Teaching Children about Grief|
*WINNER! "Best Children's Videos produced in 2013"- one of only 17 included in this prestigious list - Association for Library Service to Children (division of American Library Association) Ten brave children share their stories of losing a loved one. We hear about their grief and loss, how they are coping and healing. Their advice for other children who have lost a loved one is honest, sincere and heartfelt. These children have experienced a life-changing event, yet they manage to share their stories with a sense of strength and resiliency. Viewers will be left with a sense of hope and an understanding that they are not alone in experiencing death. *Includes free downloadable companion workbook
|#13600/1120 COPING WITH GRIEF SERIES (3 Programs)|
When someone dies, life for those people close to them will never be the same. Bereavement is particularly hard for families. At a time when children are in need of extra support, so are their parents. Shows families from a wide range of backgrounds dealing with bereavement. GRIEF IN THE FAMILY - Gives parents an insight into the process of grieving, its physical and emotional effects and the special needs of children and young people. 14 minutes NOT TOO YOUNG TO GRIEVE - Looks at the ways very young children respond to grief and what the adults around them can do to help. 15 minutes TEENAGE GRIEF - Teenagers already have to cope with huge changes in themselves and their lives, and adjusting to the death of a close friend or family member at the same time may feel like too much for them to handle. Contains six separate episodes about young people facing different kinds of bereavement. 13 minutes
|#13434/0450 DEALING WITH DEATH: Sudden Memories|
The sudden death of a friend or a family member can be a devastating experience; this is especially true when a younger person dies. And in a school setting, this can be a terribly difficult thing for young people to cope with. The purpose of this dramatic program is to help young people understand grief and learn how to deal with it.
|#14064/1725 FACING DEATH: Confronting End-of-Life Choices|
How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and you're confronted with the prospect of "pulling the plug," do you know how you'll respond? But the real decisions of how we die - the questions that most of us prefer to put off - are being made quietly behind closed doors, increasingly on the floors of our intensive care units.
|#14210/0635 GOOD DEATH (A): Case Studies in End-of-Life Care
The patients in this film have all been diagnosed with a terminal illness - but instead of pursuing elusive cures and treatments, they have embraced the finality of their lives with guidance that contradicts much of conventional medicine. And they have made another courageous decision. They have allowed cameras to accompany them on their last journeys, which focus on spending time with loved ones and receiving palliative care that maximizes dignity and comfort.
|#15102/1710 GRIEVING THE SUDDEN DEATH OF A LOVED ONE: Guidance for When the Unthinkable Occurs|
Takes viewers through seventeen segments from "The impact of a sudden death" to "The pain of reality" to "Yielding to the season of grief". Presents expert advice about how everyone grieves in their own way, how children grieve, why environment influences how we grieve, and the ways that circumstances can affect grief.
|#14692/1710 HELPING CHILDREN GRIEVE|
This profound video resource offers information to adults (parents, caregivers, professionals) on how to help children of all ages grieve with hope and heart. You will meet two experts: Khris Ford and Paula D'Arcy, whose personal experiences with death give them intimate knowledge and compassion. And you will meet others who are now in the process of helping their children through grief.
|#14691/1710 HELPING PARENTS GRIEVE: Finding New Life After the Death of a Child|
A video for any parent who has experienced the death of a child and for those who aim to help someone who is grieving. Meet men and women who have suffered, who share their stories, and help to kindle hope for finding life again.
|#12483/0145 HOLDING OUR OWN: Embracing the End of Life|
What does 'dying well' actually mean? Where do fear and grief fit into the process? How about family, friends and caregivers? Can a loved one 'die well' from their point of view? Viewers learn that instead of shrinking away from the inevitable without hope and in a state of terror and powerlessness, the end of life can be approached much more positively for all concerned.
|#15354/0605 IN THE END: A Medical Dilemma|
*WINNER! American Psychological Association, 2012 Intensive care specialist Dr. Charlie Corke is committed to giving his elderly patients every chance to get better, but sees that sometimes treatment only lengthens the dying process, causing discomfort and distress. This documentary follows his journey trying to balance his own enthusiasm for medical technology with an acceptance that, after a long and healthy life, it may be time to go. A beautiful and profound film that chronicles the touching stories of patients, their families, and the physician who’s helping them deal with the less-examined consequences of the modern-day scientific advances that are prolonging patients’ lives.
|#14695/1710 JOURNEY THROUGH THE SHADOWS: Hope for Healing after Someone You Love Has Committed Suicide|
Suicide deeply affects the lives of those who are left behind by the one who has died. This program offers encouragement and support to survivors who are both grieving the death of a loved one to suicide, and wondering why it happened at all. Advice from experts and family members who have walked this path combines with resources that teach friends how they can help.Grades 9 to A
|#15318/0605 LAST RIGHTS: Facing End-of-Life Choices|
*Western Psychological Association Film Festival, 2010 Who decides how life ends? The patient? The family? The physician? The health care system? LAST RIGHTS is a compelling, deeply personal exploration of four families and their terminally-ill loved ones as they begin to contemplate death. It brings up a multitude of issues - medical, ethical, and political - implicit in the individuals’ option to hasten death when life becomes unendurable.
|#15531/0605 LESSONS FOR THE LIVING|
*OFFICIAL SELECTION ... Copenhagen DOX Film Market, 2011 Hamptons International Film Festival, 2012 LESSONS FOR THE LIVING reveals a unique subculture of hospice volunteers as they reflect on their experiences with the dying and their new-found philosophies of life and death. However small or great these moments spent with the dying are, these volunteer's lives have been change forever. As the baby boomer generation enters its senior years, this film offers a timely look at what it means to face mortality.
|#14321/1384 LIVING WITH HOSPICE|
This poignant, award-winning documentary spotlights stories of families, patients and caregivers and their experiences with hospice and provide the viewer with a rare opportunity to hear about dying as a time of comfort, acceptance, love and healing. Quality of life is an underlying theme, turning the most difficult times into a time for healing. Excellent resource for hospice workers and families.
|#13387/0145 LOSING YOUR BEST FRIEND: Coping with the Death of a Pet|
The fact of the matter is that many people actually relate better and more fully to their pets that they do to other human beings. The death of a pet can be the cause of extreme grief. As with the deaths of friends and family members, grieving for pets can be a positive experience if proper steps are followed.
|#13403/0450 MILLIE AND DUNCAN: A Story of New Love|
The death of a spouse/mate/partner can certainly be one of the most devastating and depressing events in many peoples' lives. This highly recommended real-life dramatization offers hope and encouragement to those inconsolable in their grief and shows how the sharing and caring of others can provide healing powers.
|#6183/0635 ON OUR OWN TERMS: Bill Moyers on Dying (4 Programs)|
In this 4 part series on DVD, Bill Moyers puts his well-recognized skills to work in this investigation into the changing attitudes towards death and dying. Instead of a deep secret that no one mentions, death is becoming an acknowledged 'ultimate' rite of passage. Fascinating stuff! The series consists of four programs. Each program is 87 minutes... LIVING WITH DYING - Describes the search for new ways of thinking and talking about dying. A DIFFERENT KIND OF CARE - Presents the important strides being made in the area of palliative care at pioneering institutions. A DEATH OF ONE'S OWN - Unravels the complexities underlying the many choices at the end of life. A TIME TO CHANGE - Introduces crusading medical professionals, who have dedicated themselves to improving end-of-life care by changing an overburdened health system.Grades 9 to A
|#15429/1725 SUICIDE PLAN (THE): The Hidden World of Assisted Suicide|
In stunning portraits of individuals grappling with the end of life - along with the doctors, family members, activists and legal experts with stakes in their decisions - this program explores with clear-eyed intimacy America’s ambivalence about assisted suicide and its consequences.
|#9081/0405 TEENS DEALING WITH DEATH|
As the stories range from suicide, to sudden death, to terminal illness - for many young people, this will be their first exposure to death. How can teachers and school administrators help guide them through the experience? Viewers learn how to release their feelings. As healing and personal growth continue, an amazingly positive spirit, in most cases, actually overshadows the sadness.
|#15981/1710 TRANSFORMING POWER OF CAREGIVING (THE): Returning to Life after Caregiving Ends|
Whether you have cared for your loved one for one year or many, when it ends, it will feel abrupt. The life and routine that have become yours, suddenly comes to an end with a finality that is painful on many levels. You have become a different person during your caregiving experience, yet you haven’t had time to realize who that person is. Your focus was on someone else, and the thought of shifting that focus to yourself - may be scary. However, exploring who you are, now, as well as what you learned about yourself - and about life itself - during your caregiving experience can be an experience full of discovery and adventure. This program is about returning to life after caregiving ends.
|#16017/0545 TROUBLE WITH DYING (THE)|
On Friday February 6th, 2015 The Supreme Court of Canada overturned the existing law pertaining to doctor assisted dying. The Government of Canada now has one year to develop new legislation. This program is what led up to the Supreme Court decision. Currently, medically assisted dying is illegal in Canada. And while some advocates believe offering terminal patients help in ending their lives is the compassionate thing to do, opponents believe the medical system must uphold respect for all human life. The issues surrounding the right-to-die debate are further coming to a head since Quebec introduced legislation in 2013 that would allow for medically assisted dying in some cases. Two patients in this film examine the options available to them, confronting their own mortality in the process. *CC *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#14785/1710 WE WILL MISS YOU: Support for Grieving the Death of a Pet|
Animals are guileless. That sort of honesty touches the human heart in a unique way. We invest a deep part of ourselves in the relationships we have with our pets. They are our family. When a beloved pet dies, we become vividly aware of the loss, and we need support that understands the depth of our love and attachment. This video offers this level of support as you grieve the death of a pet who was a companion, a family member, and a friend.
|#14638/0697 WHAT ABOUT ME? Kids and Grief|
This award-winning video highlights boys and girls ages 4 to 14, while they discuss grief experiences due to the death or chronic illness of a sibling or parent. The children talk about their experiences to offer hope, support and a sense of community to other children.Grades 4 to A
|#14694/1710 WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES: Walking Through Grief as a Teenager|
An ideal resource to help a teen dealing with grief featuring interviews with bereaved teens, because teens are most receptive to their peers. They speak from the heart, sharing candidly about their pain and healing. Gives insight not only to teenagers, but also parents, teachers, and counselors who want to know how to help bereaved youth.Grades 8 to 12
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