Elderly

NOVA
Vaccines: Calling the Shots

 

Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago – including whooping cough, measles and mumps – are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. Go around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations and discover the risks of opting out.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
What Are Our Options as Our Lives End?

 

What options do we have to ensure our lives end in a dignified manner? How can we guarantee our comfort when faced with assisted living or hospice care? What rights do we have as we face the end of our lives? What choices are available to those who are terminally ill? On the next INSIGHTS on PBS Hawai‘i, Malia Mattoch moderates a discussion on the question: What are our options as our lives end? Guests: Patricia Camero, Executive Director, Good Samaritan Pohai Nani; Lori Protzman, Advanced Care Planning Coordinator, Queens Medical Center; and Dr. Rae Seitz, Medical Director, HMSA Department of Quality Management.