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Would graphic videos change your mind about end of life care?




Hospice volunteers caress the hands of terminally ill patient Annabelle Martin, 95, as her health quickly declined at the Hospice of Saint John on September 1, 2009 in Lakewood, Colorado.
Hospice volunteers caress the hands of terminally ill patient Annabelle Martin, 95, as her health quickly declined at the Hospice of Saint John on September 1, 2009 in Lakewood, Colorado.
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A Harvard Med School doctor has produced a series of videos that graphically demonstrate what it means to be intubated, get a feeding tube, and other aggressive end-of-life measures.

The thinking is that letting people see what is involved with these procedures will influence their decisions about what they want for themselves and their loved ones.

SCPR’s Stephanie O’Neill reports.