Doctors and patients

United States, 1980

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Episode of Series “Coping with Serious Illness”.
This film is one of a series of six programs that address the major problems people face in coping with serious illness. The series is hosted by actress, Meryl Streep. This particular program examines the unique relationship that develops between a doctor and a dying patient and looks at the case of Joan Robinson, a woman dying of cancer. Cast also includes Meryl Streep.

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David A. Tapper

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Time-Life Video



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United States
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Coping with Serious Illness

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Coping with Serious Illness


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