Dr Oz: Ending Your Life – Dignity vs Morals
Dr Oz’s show on Do You Have The Right To End Your Own Life? discussed the Montel Williams Suicide Attempt, and then continued the debate to hear the opinions of others. Montel Williams stated that “dignity is an individual thought” and should not be seen as a collective thought. Dr Oz took a poll of Dr Oz Fans and asked the question, “Should doctors assist patients with death?” 54 percent said yes, 37 percent said no, and 9 percent were undecided. Dr Oz went into the audience and spoke with Danny, who is confined to a wheelchair. Danny was diagnosed with Chronic Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and his wife left and took the kids. Back then, Danny would have voluntarily died, but today he is glad he didn’t. He is in love and would not give up his life for anything. Danny urged Dana to join his disabled community.
Dr Oz: Montel Williams Multiple Sclerosis
Montel was slightly perturbed by Danny’s account, stating that pitting patient against patient was not the way to go. Dr Oz stated that this was not his intent; rather, he wanted to have an open and honest discussion from people with different views. Dr. Ablow stated that, with this type of discussion, it was impossible to not pit person against person. Dr. Ablow was happy that Danny had found love and was now happy with his life. Dr. Ablow was glad Danny could share this with others who may feel the same way as Dana.