Uploaded on May 26, 2011
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"Quality of Life"
Short Film 2 of 50 in the LIFE Before Death documentary series about the global crisis in untreated pain and the dramatic life changing effect palliative care services can deliver to patients and their families around the world.
Quality of Life tells the story of cancer patient Lorraine from San Diego to demonstrate the how medications like morphine can resurrect the lives of patients living with severe pain.
Pain and palliative care activists articulate why untreated pain is a top-priority global health issue and how important effective pain control is in the treatment of all patients living with pain from cancer and other diseases. We see how pain control can help patients become functional individuals to live the lives they need to live.
Featuring Dr Kathleen Foley (USA), Dr Bernard Lapointe (Canada), Lorraine (USA) and Lorraine's daughter Deanna (USA).
LIFE Before Death is a documentary project comprising a feature film, a one-hour television program and 50 short films.
The project is broadly about patients facing life-limiting illness, their families and the remarkable health care professionals fighting to change the culture of medicine to be focused on care, rather than exclusively on cure.
LIFE Before Death will include 50 short films themed around pain control and end of life issues, releasing one a week for a year from May 2011.
A feature film was released in early 2012 and is available at http://www.lifebeforedeath.com
The project is presented by the Lien Foundation and produced by Moonshine Movies.
It is also supported by the International Association for the Study of Pain, The Mayday Fund, the Union for International Cancer Control and The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice International Programs.
To Share Your Pain Story visit http://www.TreatThePain.com