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Films and Video about Death, Dying and Bereavement

This section contains films, movies and videos about various issues surrounding Death, Dying and Bereavement. Film resources that may be used in the classroom setting or in explaining death to children are also included.
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Health Video Resource - Teen Suicide: Too Young To Die
More than 5,000 Americans teenagers commit suicide each year. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death in teenagers, only surpassed by auto accidents as a cause of death in teenagers. This health video is a beneficial resource for parents who may be concerned that their teen is thinking about suicide.
Health Video Resource - Helping Your Child Through A Death in the Fami
Children are affected by death differently than adults and as a consequence deal with the death and express their grief in a variety of ways, not necessarily in the same way as adults. This video offers some helpful suggestions for parents, teachers and significant adults to help a child cope with death in the family.
Health Videos on Death, Dying & Bereavement Topics
About's Health and Healthology Health Library collection offer a variety of video resources. This special selection of Death, Dying & Bereavement videos have been carefully reviewed, screened and selected by your Site Guide as resources that would potentially benefit visitors to the Death, Dying and Bereavement site.
Health Video - Anticipatory Grief: Preparing for the Death of a Loved One
Anticipatory grief is the grief experience that takes place prior a significant loss that is expected to take place sucha as the grief that occurs in advance of an impending death. This video is a useful resource for those having to learn how to cope and come to terms with the end of a loved one's life.
Health Video Resource - Help Your Child Through A Death in the Family
Children are affected by death differently than adults and as a consequence deal with the death and express their grief in a variety of ways, not necessarily in the same way as adults. This video offers some helpful suggestions for parents, teachers and significant adults to help a child cope with death in the family.
Health Video Resource - When Trauma Strikes and Sleep is Lost
Survivors of sudden, traumatic events, or families and friends coping with the aftermath of a traumatic event may experience problems with their sleep as they try to manage a life-altering event. Two physician experts provide insights into coping with the aftermath of a tragedy and suggestions for helping survivors find ways to restore normal sleeping habits.
Health Video Resource - Two Minute Relaxation Technique
Coping with stressful or distressful issues in normal daily life can be challenging enough without adding in elements of end of life care or dealing with the aftermath of a sudden loss. This simple mind-body relaxation technique focuses on breathing takes a few minutes to watch and learn. The Video provides a helpful visual lesson for relaxation.
Bunny: A Computer Animated Short Film
Bunny is a heart-warming Academy Award Winning film from Blue Sky Studios that explores issues of love, dying and the dying process that will have viewers laughing, crying and thinking. Now viewable online.
Angels in America
About's Guide to HIV and AIDS, Mark Cichocki, provides this review of Angels in America, Tony Kushner's prize-winning play about coping with AIDS as a terminal illness during the 1980's.
On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying
Bill Moyers spent two years producing the four-part, six hour series On Our Own Terms capturing stories from homes to hospitals to hospices. It is the basis of a national outreach effort to encourage discussion and community action to improve end-of-life care. The website provides a wealth of information. The Video is available from Films Media Group.
Discussion Guide - On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying
An 30 page downloadable pdf file that provides a wealth of information on Living with Dying, A Different Kind of Care, A Death of One's Own and a Time to Change. The guide was intended for use with the On Our Own Terms series, it can be use on its own, in conjunction with the series or as part of entire programs.
The Gifts of Grief - Documentary Film
From filmmaker, grief counselor and educator Nancee Sobonya comes The Gifts of Grief. This unique documentary film explores the possibility of another side of suffering through personal and inspiring stories of people who have confronted and learned to live with remarkable losses, ultimately transforming their grief.
Living Your Dying - A Video Documentary
This video documentary is about the life and work of Mitsuo Aoki, a semi-retired theologian, minister, college professor and founder of the University of Hawaii's Department of Religion, who has spent four decades showing others how to experience death as a vital, inseparable part of life.
Pioneers of Hospice: Changing the Face of Dying
Pioneers of Hospice: Changing the Face of Dying is a film documentary produced by the Madison-Deane Initiative, that preserves the legacies of modern hospice and palliative care founders Dame Cicely Saunders, Florence Wald, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and Balfour Mount. It is recommended viewing for professionals and family caregivers.

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