How to Die in Oregon

How to Die in Oregon

DVD - 2012
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In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Since then, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. Filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether--and when--to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of the complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity.
Publisher: New York, NY : Docurama : Distributed by New Video, c2012.
ISBN: 9781422995242
1422995240
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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COURIER3
Apr 07, 2017

Interesting. Spent too much time with I think her name was Jody last person on the documentary.. I have a living will and would take a cocktail if I was in pain and could longer could care for my self and lose control of bodily functions. I don't want to be a burden to family and spend all our IIRA'S to prolong life. I am a volunteer at Hospice in Kansas.

JCLHelenH Jan 09, 2017

Recommended for those who are curious about Oregon’s Death with Dignity law, both for and against.

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swheeler89
Sep 08, 2016

Went into this with an open mind - left in opposition to the right to die folks. While I sympathized with the families and do not disagree with their right to free choice, it was hard to like the lady who is selling death. While I was turned off by the market created by the right to die, this film should be watched and openly discussed.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Jan 24, 2016

Timely to watch as Canada enters this frontier. The documentary does not explore risk to vulnerable people in a substantial way, issues that may arise as mental capacity is lost, or impacts on health care providers & the health system. It does however offer a thoughtful & compassionate exploration from a right to die perspective in situations where the person who is ill is clearly competent and surrounded by supportive family & care providers.

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empbee
Sep 30, 2015

A very well done documentary of free choice. Should be included in civic education.

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mjayh
Jul 14, 2015

A very moving documentary. I hope that those not in favour of legalizing the right to die in Canada see the film. A lot of the fears associated with this issue are addressed here.

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richibi
Mar 10, 2015

Oregonians, and now Washingtonians, have put the dignity back into dying as we watch their dying to their very last breath thank unreservedly their neighbours for having granted them this most profound of choices - bring Kleenex, you might not be able to stand it

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ms_mustard
Feb 01, 2015

this is definitely on the side of choice, as am I, but does present the anti side as well. a big thanks to all those who were willing and able to share their end-of-life journeys.

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HereHere
Jul 21, 2012

This is a look at an issue that has been controversial. While following some people who have prescriptions for their own death, it also presents some of the opposing views to medical euthanasia and why the regulations in Oregon and Washington are not doctor-assisted suicides. It gave me an appreciation for why each person made the decisions they made, and the fact that before they take the medication, they are told they can change their minds.

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lvon98
Jun 08, 2012

Remarkable HBO documentary on a very delicate/difficult subject. If you can get through it, you will definitely not be disappointed. Unreservedly recommended, even if it isn't everyone's cup of tea.

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