Rational suicide

United States, 1981

Film
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Episode of Series “60 Minutes”.
To some perfectly rational people afflicted with pain and incurable disease, rational suicide has become a real and plausible option. Others believe that you don’t have to kill the patient to kill the pain. The film examines both sides of the argument, including an interview with a man who assisted his terminally ill wife in taking her own life.

Credits

producer

Barry Lando

production company

CBS News

Language

English

Duration

00:14:51:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33456

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Euthanasia

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Palliative care

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Terminally ill

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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