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Hospice

This year, about 2.5 million Americans will die. About 900,000 of them, or three in ten, will get hospice care in their last weeks or months. Hospice is specialized care for terminally ill patients with less than six months to live. It offers a way in which family, doctors, nurses, pastors, and the community can […]

The Hospice Experiment

This year, about 2.5 million Americans will die. About 900,000 of them, or three in ten, will get hospice care in their last weeks or months. Hospice is specialized care for terminally ill patients with less than six months to live. Its workers and volunteers often develop close personal relationships with their patients, exploring emotional, […]

Photographs of inmates in maximum security prisons before they die

Grace Before Dying

About the Exhibit and Book Grace Before Dying is an award-winning photographic documentary by Lori Waselchuk that chronicles the prisoner-run hospice program at Angola State Penitentiary, Louisiana’s maximum-security prison. Through a Distribution Grant from the Open Society Documentary Photography Project, Waselchuk collaborated with the Angola Hospice Volunteer Quilters to build a traveling exhibit featuring photographs […]

This is a film which follows five terminally ill patients

Dying at Grace

About the Film This film is about the experience of dying. Five terminal patients in a Palliative Care Unit share the last days of their lives and deaths with a film crew. They do so in the hope that their experience will be useful to the audience in managing its own fear of dying and […]

Voices of Hope: The Stories of Hospice Nurses

Duke University Emergency Room Nurses Brian Lupo and Jason Crockett produced this 17-minute podcast, Voices of Hope, as a way to learn about the role that hospice nurses play when patients approach the end of life. Like many, they wondered why nurses would choose to work in a setting in which all of their patients […]


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