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When My Time Comes
Spurred on by the death of her husband, Diane Rehm explores medical aid in dying. She speaks to people uncovering the facts and the myths surrounding this controversial practice that is now legal in nine states and the District of Columbia. Distributed by PBS Distribution.
The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with an understanding of how to identify and safeguard the rights of all patients. It identifies seven specific rights that are protected by federal and state law, lists five issues that invoke the right to be informed, describes three situations in which the patient has the right to exercise self-determination, and looks at three situations where it is important to protect the patient's personal privacy. The program lists three forms of patient abuse and discusses situations in which careless words would violate a patient's right to dignity.
Right to Die
Should doctors be allowed to help suffering patients die? Twenty-five years ago, with his homemade suicide machine, Dr. Jack Kevorkian raised that question. It's an issue Americans still struggle with today.
Medical Aid in Dying
The District of Columbia and eight states have death with dignity laws. Dick Shannon reviews the process with his doctor and reflects on dying. He hosts a gathering for loved ones and has a final dinner with his family before taking medication to end his life. An HBO Production.