“Palliative care: helping patients improve quality of life” tells two stories: a terminally ill patient who got married at UW Medical Center (told by his widow) and a patient living with an artificial heart while she awaits a transplant. Two physicians describe UW Medicine’s approach to palliative care. Palliative care helps patients with serious illnesses and their families choose medical care that respects their needs, reduces pain and improves quality of life.
I produced the video as an independent study while I was enrolled in the University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program, now part of the Communication Leadership program. Thank you to Alex Stonehill at UW and Elizabeth Hunter at UW Medicine.