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How Would You Spend Your Last Days? Live Chat 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, 2/12
Join FRONTLINE producer Tom Jennings and Kaiser Health News correspondent Jenny Gold for a conversation about end-of-life care, honesty and mortality.
February 11, 2015
What Matters Most to You in the End?
We want to hear from you: What would you do if your time became short?
February 10, 2015
Dr. Atul Gawande: "Hope is Not a Plan" When Doctors, Patients Talk Death
"We are literally inflicting therapies on people that shorten their lives and increase their suffering due to an inability to come to good decisions," says the renowned surgeon and author.
February 10, 2015
Facing Mortality: How to Talk to Your Doctor
There is no rigid structure or checklist for having difficult conversations about end-of-life care. FRONTLINE asked experts in palliative care and organizations dedicated to helping patients have "the conversation" how to go about it.
February 10, 2015
A Link Across Generations
The prolonged dying process of his own father was one of the catalysts for Dr. Atul Gawande to better understand end-of-life care.
February 10, 2015
Why Is It So Hard for Doctors to Talk to Patients About Death?
When a young mother was terminally ill, Dr. Atul Gawande offered advice to give her family hope. In "Being Mortal," he says he now regrets it.
February 10, 2015
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Being Mortal
FRONTLINE follows renowned writer and surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life.
February 10, 2015
Watch "Ebola Outbreak" With the Filmmaker
The film is streaming online with a live chat room where filmmaker Wael Dabbous will take your questions
October 22, 2014
How Should Doctors Help Terminally Ill Patients Prepare for Death?
"You don’t have to spend much time with the elderly or those with terminal illness to see, over and over and over again, how medicine fails the people it is supposed to help," says renowned surgeon and author Dr. Atul Gawande.
October 17, 2014
Representatives Push for Travel Ban at Ebola Hearing
Following the death of the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., members of Congress questioned officials from several government agencies about the U.S. response to the disease.
October 16, 2014
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The Trouble with Antibiotics
FRONTLINE investigates the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance.
October 14, 2014
Ebola Educators Reported Killed in Guinea
The deaths highlight one more tragedy of the Ebola epidemic: Some people are more afraid of doctors and educators than the disease.
September 18, 2014