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Filmmaker Peter Richardson enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether--and when-- to end their lives by lethal overdose. At the heart of the film -- Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival -- are the patients themselves, their families and friends, as they grapple with the legal option they are allowed in Oregon -- and now in California. Both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue are explored to emerge into a life-affirming, powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity.
At any age, a medical crisis can leave one too ill to express his or her healthcare wishes, making it difficult for family, friends and healthcare providers to know what best to do in difficult and possibly irreversible situations.
A written Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) allows a person to express ones preferences in such situations and allows the individual to designate a family member or friend to make medical decisions if one is incapacitated and unable to do so.
Registering Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) with CA Secretary of State
For a small fee, you can register your AHCD with the Secretary of State's Office to ensure that, wherever you may be, your health provider will have access to it. When you register, you have the option of providing a PDF (that an officially identified health provider can then download) or indicate its location.