Mortality

POV
Seven Songs for a Long Life

 

Visit Strathcarron, a Scottish hospice center where patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life’s end with song and humor. Hear tunes belted out by patients and caregivers alike between reflections on life, love and mortality.

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
Living Your Dying

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS: Living Your Dying - Rev. Mitsuo “Mits” Aoki, a pioneer of Hawaii’s hospice movement.

 

Rev. Mitsuo “Mits” Aoki, a pioneer of Hawai‘i’s hospice movement and founder of the University of Hawaii School of Religion, passed away in August 2010. This film from 2003 highlights his own transformative near-death experience; his therapeutic work with terminally-ill cancer patients; the death of his wife Evelyn; and thoughts about his own mortality. For over 40 years, Rev. Aoki attempted to take the terror out of dying, and showed others how to experience death as not just the end of life, but as a vital part of life, as well.

 

For inquiries about “Living Your Dying” email the Mits Aoki Legacy Foundation at:
MitsAokiLegacy@hawaii.rr.com

 

AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA
Surviving Year One

The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other nation, and the biggest portion goes toward pregnancy and childbirth. Despite this, infant mortality rates are still high. To find out more about this critical issue, Maria visits Rochester, New York, where babies are dying at a rate two times higher than the national average and where mothers of color are three times more likely than white mothers to lose their babies before their first birthday. Maria learns about programs that are working to reverse these dramatic disparities.

 

FRONTLINE
Being Mortal

 

FRONTLINE teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande’s book, Being Mortal, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors – including Gawande himself – struggle to talk honestly and openly with their dying patients.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Caregivers for Seriously Ill Loved Ones

 

Caregivers for those facing life-threatening illnesses are often unpaid nonprofessionals – partners, family members or friends – who provide essential emotional and physical care. Join the discussion on the next INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I as four caregivers share their challenges as the lifeline of support for those confronting serious illnesses.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

Phone Lines:
973-1000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Facing Our Mortality

 

On this INSIGHTS, we feature a candid discussion with those facing life-threatening illnesses. This revealing discussion includes beloved entertainer Jimmy Borges, retired news anchor Kirk Matthews, nightlife promoter Daniel Gray, and blogger Christa Wittmier. Their journey through serious illness involves a profound change of mind, body and spirit while dealing with mounting medical costs, possible job loss and its impact on family and friends. Join the conversation as we take a first-hand look at what it means to truly face our mortality.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

Phone Lines:
973-1000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights