I'm trying to locate a video I saw years ago. I believe it was used for training our hospice volunteers, but I'm not sure it was developed for that purpose. It was basically a one man routine. He talked about what noverbal dying people would say if they could to some of the things that staff and families say to them and in front of them. There may be more to the video but that is what stuck with me. It was somewhat humorous, but thought provoking. If anyone out there could give me any info about it I would really appreciate it. I'm trying to locate it for the organization I work for now.
Jan 16, '07
just a followup - I finally found someone in my old office who remembered this video and located it. It is wonderful and I highly recommend the video and/or seeing his live show if you ever have the opportunity. His name is Lester Thomas Shane. The video is called Mortal Coil: Voices from the Hospice. Here is a link to his website: http://www.lesterthomasshane.com/mortalcoil.php
My hospice is going to buy the video to use in training.
Sep 13, '09
I know this is an old thread, but I spent last evening with the writer/director/actor of Mortal Coil. He is an absolutely brilliant man with an enormous capacity for compassion. He is my precious friend and I love him dearly. The CD of Mortal Coil should be in every nursing and medical school curriculum. THIS CD really portrays the heart and soul of hospice.
All the best,