At the beginning of the 20th century, most people died in their own homes. It is estimated that by 2020 nearly 1 in 2 persons will die in a nursing facility. Nursing homes will become the primary place for dying in this country (Teno, 2003). Our society and culture are in denial of death. When the subject of death is discussed, euphemisms such as "passed away," "expired," or "left this world" are used. Few people actually use the word "died" or "dead." If you are the dying person, knowing that society feels this way, how do you cope with your feelings and the dying process? How does your family deal with the process? This DVD teaches your staff skills and techniques, empowering them to provide the needed services that can positively impact an elder's end of life - learning how to enrich and improve the quality of life remaining.
DVD Length: 1 hour