Death on Request

Director: Maarten Nederhorst
Country: The Netherlands
Duration: 57 mins
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, Documentary

This powerful new film from The Netherlands presents the issues of euthanasia from the very human perspectives of those involved, without venturing into social, political or ethical polemics. Following a man who is in the last stages of Lou Gehrig's disease as he chooses euthanasia to end his suffering, this moving documentary includes his perspective and those of his wife and his physician, as it explores the emotional, ethical and medical complexity of this contemporary dilemma.

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This Biomedical Ethics Film Library is being presented in partnership with European Medical Students' Association (EMSA)