How To Have A Good Death

Director: BBC
Year: 2006
Country: UK
Duration: 90 mins
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, Documentary

Documentary presented by Esther Rantzen will uncover evidence of disturbing inconsistencies in the quality of care for the dying in the UK. Based on findings from the largest ever national survey on the way we deal with death and dying, How To Have A Good Death sets out to answer controversial questions such as: Why in the UK country does the most feared illness – cancer, tend to involve the most comfortable death? Why do so many people in the UK say they are prepared to break the law in assisting the death of those close to them? What was the effect of the physician Harold Shipman's conviction on the level of pain relief doctors are permitted to now offer the terminally ill at home? (Aired BBC Two, Thursday 30 March 2006, 21:00)

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