Mickey: Learning from Death | Joyce & Charles: The Hospice Alternative
Sabina & Perry: A Patient's Wish | Jonathan: A Planned Death
Mary & Warren: Coping with a Long-Term Illness | Claire & Don: One Family's Struggle
BEFORE I DIE: MEDICAL CARE AND PERSONAL CHOICES premiered on April 22, 1997. The program explores the medical, ethical, and social issues surrounding end-of-life care in America today. This Web companion piece features original reporting (REAL LIFE STORIES, SIDEBARS) by health writer Janet Firshein, 1995 Kaiser Media Fellow.
Photos (clockwise from left): Nurse & patient: © Ron Chapple/FPG; Baby & mother: © Steven Gottlieb/FPG; Men holding hands: © Ron Chapple/FPG; Hand on cane: © Ron Chapple/FPG; Man at window: © Chris Bartlett/FPG; Couple on grass (center): © Ron Chapple/FPG.