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The suicide plan : the hidden world of assisted suicide / written, produced and directed Miri Navasky & Karen O'Connor; a Frontline production with Mead Street Films ; a production of WGBH/Boston.

Navasky, Miri, (Director.). Navasky, Miri, (Producer.). Navasky, Miri, (Screenwriter.). O'Connor, Karen (Karen Ann), (Director.). O'Connor, Karen (Karen Ann), (Producer.). O'Connor, Karen (Karen Ann), (Screenwriter.). Lyman, Will, 1948- (Narrator.). Samaha, Justin, (Composer.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 90 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2012.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by David Fanning.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Will Lyman ; reporters: Sarah Childress, Arun Rath.
Summary, etc.:
You have an incurable illness, you want to die and you want help dying - what can you do? The terminally ill who live in Oregon or Washington can openly ask a doctor for help, but in the rest of country, where physician-assisted suicide is illegal, people who are suffering turn in secret to friends, family and even activist organizations. FRONTLINE explores this shadow world of assisted suicide, where the lines between legality and criminality are blurred, taking viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time - told by the people choosing to die, and by their "assisters," individuals and right-to-die organizations at risk of prosecution for their actions.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Assisted suicide > United States.
Assisted suicide > Moral and ethical aspects.
Right to die > United States.
Right to die > Law and legislation > United States.
Right to die > Moral and ethical aspects.
Terminally ill > Psychology.
Terminally ill > Legal status, laws, etc.

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