A Short Stay in Switzerland

A Short Stay in Switzerland

DVD - 2011
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The heart-wrenching true story of Dr. Anne Turner, who decides that she will take her own life after she is diagnosed with an incurable neurological disease.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario : BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Limited, [2011]
Branch Call Number: SHO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ShasCho
May 07, 2017

Death by decision is an emotionally charged topic.
Lawmakers and religionists want to control it,
but it's a decision faced by many us
and needs to be discussed publicly.
This video does a good job
of showing the struggle and the conflict.
Engaging and well acted.

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cjoanie
Aug 21, 2016

Excellent and sad. Tears fall but it is life... and death. Death with dignity. After reading one or two books recently dealing with the subject of Switzerland and this procedure, it was of interest to watch a film - especially one dealing with a true situation. The film was very humbling in some respects.

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LittleNoName
Aug 08, 2016

Although this is a touchy subject, it shouldn't be. We teach our children about being 'humane' to animals, yet we make our non-fur family suffer. As I have progressive & painful disease I know someday I will be so greatful that I live in Canada, where just this year (2016) we have the right to have a doctor assisted suicide.

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akirakato
May 21, 2015

This is a 2009 British television film directed by Simon Curtis, based on the true story of Dr Anne Turner, who after suffering from the incurable progressive supranuclear palsy, travelled to Zurich for an assisted suicide by an organization called Dignitas.
It is a heart-wrenching yet thought-provoking story.

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ms_mustard
Feb 17, 2013

touching portrayal of a difficult subject.

stembridge Mar 23, 2012

We are more merciful with our pets and animals than with how we treat humans. When there is no longer quality of life due to irreversable illness and/or agedness, and someone wishes to die with dignity, s/he shouldn't be forced to resort to extreme measures, secrecy and guilt. To have this added burden of having to jump through hurdles to accomplish this in secrecy, is not decent of a compassionate society. With proper checks and balances in place, people should be able to choose to end their life without having such a stigma attached to it. We need to do more to educate people to reverse the effects of their religious dogma and prejudices. People should have the right to choose like for organ donation, immunization, course of medical treatment, etc.

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