Synopsis by Alice Day
Euthanasia remains a controversial subject, and in this program, Cees de Joode has made the decision to end his life. Death on Request was filmed in Amsterdam, and the dialog is in Dutch with English subtitles. De Joode is terminally ill, his wishes have been written down, and his wife reads them to the attending physician, Dr. Van Oijen. The entire procedure is shown, from the time of the request, to the doctor making his preparations, and then the final moments with the lethal injection. The legal aspects of such a death are discussed, as they apply in the Netherlands.