Reviews of Cancer Videos from Baxley Media Group

MaryLou S. Anton, BSN, RN, OCN
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: November 1, 2001

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Baxley Media Group (110 West Main, Urbana, IL 61801-2700; 217-384-4838) provided us with some videos for review which deal, either directly or indirectly, with the "cancer experience." Our comments concerning these videos are included here for your reference. Please note that these reviews do not imply specific endorsement.

The Survivor Symphony
15 minutes
Comments: Recommended

  • Would be good for patients and /or family members or significant others of newly diagnosed patients, male or female

  • reviews changes in lifestyle and family life, how to cope and deal with cancer diagnosis

  • very open about fears and coping

  • three cancer survivors are interviewed and share their experiences

THE HEART OF THE NEW AGE HOSPICE
22 minutes
Comments: Recommended

  • good explanation of hospice and how all the members of the hospice team work with the patient and family

  • interview each team member and interviews many patients and families

  • may be a bit too much for patient and family

  • good for health care professionals, nursing students, residents, medical students

A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY
40 minutes
Comments: Recommended for professionals

  • a better video for professionals

  • covers many issues

    • DNR

    • Living Will

    • Diagnosis of Cancer

  • shows the right and wrong ways for professionals to approach each one of these issues

THE DNR DILEMMA
two part video
Comments: good for professionals only

part 1: case study for getting a DNR from a cancer patients showed feelings of health care professionals about DNR

part 2: interviews with professionals (from Memorial / Sloan Kettering) about DNR; reviewed situations from part 1


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