How to Die in Oregon

DVD - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
How to Die in Oregon
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: 1422995240
Branch Call Number: DVD 179.7 HOW


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Mar 10, 2015
  • richibi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Feb 01, 2015
  • ms_mustard rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Jul 21, 2012
  • HereHere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 08, 2012
  • lvon98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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