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End-of-Life Care Media

Samaritan has curated a list of books, documentaries, and podcast episodes that focus on end-of-life care, hospice, and other issues and concerns related to end-of-life. Please browse our list below: 

End-of-Life Care Documentaries

Frontline’s Being Mortal: Explores relationships between doctors and their patients nearing end of life. Follows writer and surgeon Atul Gawande as he delves into the relationships doctors have with patients who are dying.

End-of Life Care Podcasts

Listen to these helpful and informative podcasts that discuss end-of-life care and explore what matters most at the end of life.

Atul Gawande: “Being Mortal – Medicine and What Matters Most at the End” discussion with NPR host Diane Rehm (2014)

Living A Good Life -To The Very End, Wisconson Public Radio (2014) – A conversation with Dr. Atul Gawande about doing more to help people live good lives as they approach death.

End-of-Life Care Books & Articles


PBS NewsHour – Why is it so difficult to talk about death? 

NY Times  – Teenagers Face Early Death on Their Terms

NY Times – The Trouble With Advance Directives

Readers Digest – 16 Smart Things People Do to Prepare for Death


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