Stopping For Death: The Nurses of Wells House Hospice
This documentary follows four people working a job few Americans want: tending to a house full of dying people. They are nurses, but they are also therapists, entertainers, disciplinarians, and, perhaps most importantly, family, to these patients. Filmed at one of the only full-time residential hospices in the country we see these nurses waver between fulfillment and despair, clashing with management and fighting budget cuts while trying to keep life as normal as possible for their dying patients. In the end, one breaks down, one resigns, and another holds on by a thread, while the fourth appears to laugh it all off.