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Segment 3 (Death and Dying) #498463

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 21, 1978
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(Studio) Recap of earlier reports on death and dying given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Report is on efforts of orgs. like hospitals and cnsling. services to help people adjust after death of loved one. Cases of Florence Braverman, whose husband George died 1 1/2 years ago, and help she recs. from psychotherapist Ann Rosberger, and of Stella and Raymond Stelnack, whose son David died of leukemia after long treatment at Philadelphia's Children's Hospital. Aid given to Stelnacks by Dr. Audrey Evans and nurse Jenny Mitchell in preparations for David's death and adjustment after it described. [Mrs. BRAVERMAN - talks of being alone now that husband is dead and how Rosberger has helped her.] [ROSBERGER - states some problems Mrs. Braverman faces.] [Mrs. STELNACK - says it is good for parents to have child at home to die, if they can take it.] [EVANS - describes medical personnel's part in becoming one of family in case like Stelnack's and continuing that closeness after death of child until family picks up pieces.] Aid that professional can bring to bereaved outlined.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

(Studio) Anchor asks reporter if talk of death is really healthy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Reasons that it is important to talk about death stated.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

(Studio) Instances in series of people dying at home mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Examination of important of living at home while terminally ill, thru help of orgs. like Hospice, given.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Rollin, Betty
Duration:
00:05:10

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