PBS NewsHour

Families of patients on life support face painful choice

Clip: 09/30/2014 | 10m 24s

Special nursing home units are set up to care for people, both young and old, who depend on constant life support to survive, but whose families hope that someday they may recover. Joanne Faryon of inewsource, a San Diego-based journalism nonprofit, reports from California on the impossible choice that loved ones face, as well as the costs of keeping these patients alive.

Aired: 09/30/14

Rating: NR

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