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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Oregon How to die in Patients must be diagnosed as terminally ill and able to mentally make their own decisions In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize physician assisted suicide Mental disorders are commonly associated with a negative social stigma In a study of Polish teens questioned believed most criminalswere mentally ill, and believed 46% 44% those who suffer from disorders aremore cruel and v i o l e n t than others Affective disorders, such as bipolar disorder, canenhance many beneficial characteristics like-- It wasnt about dying but living with dignity and not be a burden to my family" - Cody Curtis of 31 patients with bipolar disorder believedtheir mania episodesincreased creativity 81% due to misconstrued beliefs The film doesnt strive to tell people howthey must die, but through personal accounts, shows how simply having moreoptions for end-of-life care givespeople more peace of mind in their final days. After loosing her husband to brain cancer, Nancy worked tirelessly in Washington state to advocate for the state's Death with Dignity Act which voters approved in 2008. Her efforts were documented in the film. I can't understand how anyone couldargue that death with dignity shouldn't be an option for everybody. Main character, Cody Curtis age 54 suffers heroically through a roller coaster of emotions, often humiliating symptons stemming from recurrent cancer of the liver. Cody lives one year later and decides to take the seconal, a barbiturate, weeks before Christmas.
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