lectures death with dignity


Death and Dying
End of life decisions. Should physician-assisted suicide be an option?

What Patients Want (a talk designed for physicians, medical students and nurses)
What we patients want in terms of care, compassion and manners! If the news is bad, how we like it delivered.

This is the story of TV journalist Betty Rollin's memoir of her mother Ida's two-and-a-half year struggle with ovarian cancer, ending with Ida's decision to end her own life. The story paints a realistic picture of difficult cancer chemotherapy and Betty's choice to help her mother commit suicide. The story is moving and shows how family bonds intensified in response to the illness.

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