21 November 2012

Dying Wish - Airs Nov 21st

Dying Wish by Karen van Vuuren

Retired surgeon, Dr. Michael Miller is dying of end-stage cancer and is determined not to prolong his dying process. He's conducted his own, extensive research and believes that stopping eating and drinking will ease his suffering and result in a peaceful, more natural death. His wish is to die with grace. During his fast, Michael suffers neither thirst nor hunger. He enjoys a last meal, takes leave of his family, and surrounds himself with art and music. Medical ethicists speak about patients' rights, and hospice staff share their own, similar experiences of others who have made this choice.

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