The Last days of living

Canada, 1980

Film
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Looks at the Palliative Care Unit for the terminally ill at Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital, and the hardships and joys experienced by patients, their families and the staff. The palliative care techniques observed by the camera are simple and straight forward, such as listening, sharing, touching and music therapy. An essential film for health-care professionals and volunteers, and for the public at large.

Credits

director

Malca Gillson

producer

Tom Daly

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:57:47:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32105

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Montreal (Quebec)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hospital care

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hospitals - Staff

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Palliative care

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Terminal care

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Terminally ill

Places → Montreal (Quebec)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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