Friday March 10, 7-9pm
Screening of The Suicide Tourist, then Panel Discussion with Dean Walters & Nino Sekopet.
The film, 'The Suicide Tourist': Filmmaker John Zaritsky offers a revealing look at two couples facing the most difficult decision of their lives--and lets us see as one Chicago native makes the trip to Switzerland for what will become the last day of his life. Do we have the right to end our lives if life itself becomes unbearable, or we are terminally ill? With unique access to Dignitas, the Swiss non-profit that has helped over one thousand people die, The Suicide Tourist allows us to be witness to these couples end of life decisions.
This is an opportunity to learn about the very difficult decision making process in regards to end of life choices. With the current media attention of Canada's new assisted dying law Bill C-14 and MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying), there are many informed and uninformed opinions and concerns being shared and raised. This is an opportunity to learn from two individuals steeped in the field of end of life care who will offer their own understandings of our end of life choices and the effects on our community. Come to learn. Ask questions. And grow as a community in understanding and compassion.
Panel includes Dean Walters, Nurse Practitioner who has spent the last two decades working with the dying in Toronto and Nino Sekopet, psychotherapist who works with clients through Dying with Dignity.