The John and Wauna Harman Foundation has partnered with PBS and the Hospice Foundation of America to produce films that support our mission by shedding light on the end-of-life issues that are of increasing relevance and importance to the American public.
The 2014 Harvard surgeon Atul Gawande published the bestseller Being Mortal about modern medicine and the larger culture's difficulty accepting death. The 2015 PBS/FRONTLINE documentary Being Mortal follows Dr. Gawande as he shares the close-up experiences of several patients and families facing the end of life, including his own.
HOSPICE: SOMETHING MORE
The 2014 Hospice Foundation of America film Hospice: Something More offers a rare glimpse into the lives of hospice patients and dispels myths about hospice care, helping viewers gain a better understanding of the support available to people with life-limiting illness and the people who love them.
THE SUICIDE PLAN
The 2012 PBS/FRONTLINE film The Suicide Plan is an unforgettable portrait that takes viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time to explore the underground world of assisted suicide.