The Right to die

United States, 1974

Film
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This film approaches the subject of death in an open manner. The questions which face today’s terminally ill - mercy killing, suicide and medical prolongation of life are scrupulously examined. Frank discussions with patients and interviews with doctors, lawyers, psychiatrists and members of the clergy provide insight and vast differences of opinions to the issues. Important concepts addressed include: when is a person alive or dead; quantity and quality of life; truth and death; criminality in mercy killing; passive versus active euthanasia.

Credits

Language

English

Duration

00:51:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27936

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Euthanasia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social problems

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Right to die

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Death - Psychological aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Euthanasia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Right to die

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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