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How to Die in Oregon

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
How to Die in Oregon


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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.
Title: How to die in Oregon
[videorecording]
Publisher: New York, NY :, Docurama :, Distributed by New Video,, c2012
Notes: Closed-captioned in English
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010
Extra features include deleted scenes (43 min.), theatrical trailer and filmmaker bio
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 05/12 br
ISBN: 1422995240
Branch Call Number: DVD 179.7 HOW
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Report This 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.

Report This 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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