An adjunct video resource to the Final Exit book/eBook
by Derek Humphry
Founder of the Hemlock Society &
Author of Final Exit
• Length: 46:00 • English • 2006
• Norris Lane Press DVD • NTSC Region Free
• $20 + shipping
• Directed, written & narrated by Derek Humphry
Available through the ERGO-Store
. Not available in bookstores.
Final Exit 2006 Video also available in VHS format
Final Exit on DVD Description:
The ‘Final Exit on DVD’ video is an adjunct resource to ‘Final Exit, 3rd edition book’. This guidance is for the possible use by a terminally or hopelessly ill competent adult who wishes to avoid further unrelieved pain and distress.
For those who want detailed illustrated advice on how to bring their terminal suffering to a peaceful, nonviolent end, this video produced by journalist and author Derek Humphry
, is a vital companion to his book 'Final Exit'
. Humphry, who founded the original Hemlock Society, and ran it for its first twelve years, provided the direction and spoken voice in this video adaptation of his famous 'how-to' book which was the #1 New York Times nonfiction bestseller in 1991, and which remains consistently popular today.
Suicide (a.k.a. rational suicide) is no longer a crime but assisted suicide can be (except in Oregon and Washington, where doctors may do it for residents under tight guidelines), so Humphry warns about legal matters connected with voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide. The video demonstrates there is no need for a Dr. Kevorkian
, or any other doctor, if a careful and simple plan of action is followed by a person who wishes to handle their own euthanasia, self-deliverance, or assisted suicide.
The video describes the ways to mix and ingest lethal drugs -- the so-called ‘peaceful pill’ method -- and closely illustrates how a dying person may have an assisted death using an inert gas available in stores, using what is is known as the ‘helium hood technique’.
Final Exit on DVD Chapters
2. Jean's Way
3. What Kind of Death?
4. Ask a Doctor Discreetly
5. Morphine: Patient's Best Friend
6. What Makes a Graceful Ending?
Click here to view chapter one from Final Exit on DVD
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The author, Derek Humphry
, who now has more than 30 years experience in the death with dignity movement, helped his first wife Jean to die when suffering a lingering death from breast cancer. His book on that event, 'Jean's Way'
is a cult classic. Five years after her death he founded the Hemlock Society at his new home in Santa Monica. Derek built the group into a national organization between 1980 and 1992. (Hemlock was merged in 2003 into another organization, Compassion and Choices.)
Today Humphry runs the Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization (ERGO)
, a nonprofit organization based outside of Eugene, Oregon. He is a policy adviser to the American group, the Final Exit Network
, and to the World Federation of Right to Die Societies
, of which he was president in 1988-90.
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The Final Exit 3rd Edition book and the Final Exit DVD
video are a complementary matched set made for each other. The Final Exit DVD Video is also available on VHS.
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