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Eric Hampton, ALS patient
Meet Eric Hampton, a choreographer with Lou Gehrig's Disease, as he struggles to live his last days with dignity. Read the diary.

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Program 1
From the Series

Let the Patient Lead: Program 1
Frank Ostaseski,
Director of The Zen Hospice Project
Program 2
Palliative Care: Program 2
Dr. Diane Meier, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Dr. William Breitbart
Program 4

A Peaceful Death: Program 4
Dr. Amos Bailey and Edwina Taylor, C.R.N.P., The Balm of Gilead project, at Cooper Green Hospital


  • Pain As the Fifth Vital Sign
  • How to Talk to Your Doctor
  • How to Share the Care
  • The Role of Family Caregivers
  • What Is Palliative Care?
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  • Hospice and Palliative Care: A Comparison

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