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Skit 3 (T1213)

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Dr. Tiren Hello Dr. Tiren, my name is Mia Goodwin. Hello, Miss Goodwin, how can I help you today? I was referred to you by Dr. Johnson in regards to my terminal condition, and I would like to discuss a very important issue with you. Oh yeah, of course. How can I assist you? Well, I’ve battled with brain cancer for the past two years… And this past week I had my 3rd relapse. My condition has been elevated to a grade 4, and the specialist I see only gave me 6 months to live. Wow, I’m so sorry to hear about this situation. Yes, I know, my condition will continue to worsen leading up to my time of death... ...as seizures increase and the cancer takes away my sight, my memory, and even changes in my personality… I just don’t want to put myself or my family through this… I’ve been really thinking about it a lot recently... And I’ve decided that I would like to exercise my rights under the Death With Dignity Act here in Oregon. I was actually calling because I was wondering if you would be able to assist me in this process, and if you could prescribe me a lethal dose of barbiturates. Wow… I’m so sorry to hear about this situation you're going through… I’m sure this is such a hard time for you and your family. As your physician I certainly would want to provide the highest level of care to you, as you're walking through this trial and considering this really weighty decision… Thank you doctor… I know this is a big decision, but I feel like I will have a lot of peace, knowing that I don’t have to suffer ‘till the bitter end. This way I will be able to leave my family on my own terms, and in a way that is comfortable for all of us. I can only imagine how hard this must be for you. Would you mind meeting with me in person to talk about this a little bit more? I should be able to fit you in early tomorrow if that would work for you. Okay, that would work for me. Thank you, doctor. Alright, take care. I’ll see you tomorrow. Miss Goodwin? Hello doctor. Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you too. Alright if you guys could just follow me. Thanks for coming in today, you guys. How are you feeling, Miss Goodwin? I’m feeling pretty well, considering the circumstances. I still just can’t believe this is happening to me though. I don’t feel ready to die. I have so much life to live… I was looking forward to exploring the world, raising a family, growing old with my husband… All that has changed now. This must be such a huge shock for both of you guys to go through. How do you feel like you're handling it right now? I mean, it has definitely been a shock. You know? I thought I had decades more to live and now I have a few months… But honestly, I think I’m doing pretty well. I want to live these final days to the fullest, and cherish my time with my family. Well you really just have an amazing outlook. I’ve met very few people with your kind of courage… And I know as hard as this is to talk about, would you guys mind if I asked a few questions? Sure, go ahead. I did want to just ask how your family is taking this. What do they think about your plans to at least consider ending your life? Are they supportive of that decision? Personally I can’t imagine life without her, but I’m dedicated to be by her side during these last months. Her parents are very supportive of her choice to end her ...life before the disease is able to take its full effect. I’m really glad you have such a supportive family to walk through this situation with you. Just having that makes all the difference. It really does… So doctor, when would you be able to prescribe me that medication we talked about on the phone? Well, it’s been really good getting a chance to talk with you guys more about this. And I can tell you’re not taking it lightly, and have come to this decision from a healthy perspective… But I don’t really have a lot of experience with requests like this, so I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind waiting a week for me to get back to you with my final decision on it? Yes of course. Even though this process is legal here, I know it’s not a decision that I can ask you to make lightly either. Please let me know as soon as you decide. I appreciate your understanding. I’ll let you know as soon as I can. Dr. Tiren, Is that you? Yes, Father. It’s so great to see you. How are you doing? All is well my son. What brings you here on a weekday? I usually only see you here during Sunday Mass. Well Father, I have this really tough decision to make at work right now, and I just don’t know what to do. Why don't you tell me a little bit about your situation and we’ll see if I can be of service to you. Well Father, it’s this new patient of mine. She’s a young woman who just received news that her cancer’s back... ...and she probably only has a few months left to live. She doesn't want to keep fighting it to the end this time. And she has asked me to assist her in physician assisted suicide. And I know this goes against the teachings of the Catholic Church, but I’m feeling torn about it and I don’t know what to do. My son, Scripture, in fact, clearly excludes every form of the kind of self-determination of human existence... ...that is presupposed in the theory and practice of euthanasia. But Father, I feel like I understand where she is coming from. She doesn't want to suffer until the bitter end, and have her family see her go through that. And I respect that perspective. Have you discussed alternative options with her? Maybe you just need to raise her hopes and make her feel more alive. Of course I’ve discussed all of her options. And I've been discouraging her from that from the beginning, and her mind is really set. She's thought through it. And to be honest... a part of me can’t help but agree with her. I mean... chemotherapy is a brutal process, and to go through it for the fourth time, there is really no guarantee that it would be effective. I think she’s really fought the good fight and has fully accepted her fate. My son, there is no honor in the acquiescence of death, but there is in the endurance of life. Timothy chapter 4 verse 7 reads “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Instill in her faith, and God will take care of the rest. I trust you’ll make the right decision my son. Thank you, Father.

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Posted by: mhalowel on Apr 18, 2015

Skit 3 (T1213)

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