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The Vanishing Line

Encore Broadcast Date: June 15, 2002

PBS Premiere: July 21, 1998

Synopsis

When does life become a fate worse than death? In this age of medical "miracles," increasing numbers of doctors, patients and their families are forced to face this question. Physician/filmmaker Maren Monsen offers an intensely personal look at this modern medical dilemma and its timeless implications, as she takes us on a lyrical and heartfelt quest to discover an "art of dying" in a world that taught her well to prolong life but offered few prescriptions for treating death.

 

TAGS: death, doctor, dying, health, hospice, hospital, medical ethics, medical profession, medicine, treatment

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The Vanishing Line

Premiere Date: July 21, 1998

Encore Broadcast Date: June 15, 2002

Filmmaker: Maren Monsen

Filmmaker

Maren Monsen
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