Dr Oz TV Talk Show Recap March 15 2012
In an emotional hour of television, Dr. Oz and his guests tackled the complex subject of whether patients should have the right to end their lives when they are suffering from terminal disease. Guests including media personality Montel Williams and Dr. Keith Ablow shared their stories, along with patients.
Click on the links below to read about this episode of The Dr. Oz Show.
Dr Oz: Montel Williams Shocking Suicide Attempts
When talk show host Montel Williams was at the height of his career, he learned he had Multiple Sclerosis. The agonizing pain led him to contemplate suicide twice. Read his story and find out how he is coping today.
Dr Oz: Do You Have The Right To End Your Life?
Dr. Keith Ablow believes a doctor’s role is to give patients hope, not help them die. Plus, Dr. Oz shared the story of a patient whose chronic pain and quality of life are so bad that she is ready to end it all.
Dr Oz: Right To Die Suicide Debate: Dignity Vs Morality
Do you have the right to die with dignity, on your own terms? Montel Williams believes that everyone should have that right. Another patient, Danny, shared his story of struggling with an MS diagnosis and being abandoned by his family. Find out why he’s glad he decided to go on living.
Dr Oz: Doctors’ Moral Responsibility To Terminally Ill Patients
What is a doctor’s role in treating terminal ill patients? Dr. Devon Webster believes in compassion for terminally ill patients, and she is an advocate of the Oregon Death With Dignity Act. Also, learn about the work of an organization called Compassion and Choices.
Dr Oz: How To Set Up a Living Will Or Proxy Form
One important step you can take in protecting your medical rights and wishes is to establish a medical proxy form, or living will. Learn what you need to do to complete this process and how it can help you ensure that your wishes are carried out, even if you cannot speak for yourself. Also, Dr. Oz weighs in with his opinion on the Right To Die debate.