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Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of My Life 

In this atypical episode there is no sleuthing, but Dr. Mark Sloane wrestles with medical ethics when, after turning away presumably terminal patients who asked him to help end their lives,... See full summary »

Director:

Ron Satlof

Writers:

Joyce Burditt (creator), Ernest Kinoy

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Kathleen Quinlan ... Dr. Kate Delieb
Phyllis Frelich ... Frances Lamar
Sarah Hudnut Brody ... Miss Goodman (as Sarah Hudnut)
Scott Lawrence ... District Attorney Patterson
Kim Little ... Nurse Susan Hilliard
Arlene Malinowski Arlene Malinowski ... Sign Language Interpreter
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... Harold Lomax
Alan Toy ... Frank Dugan
Meg Wittner ... Lois Dugan
Ric Coy Ric Coy ... Michael Dutton
Richard Hoyt-Miller Richard Hoyt-Miller ... Bailiff (as Richard Hoyt Miller)
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Storyline

In this atypical episode there is no sleuthing, but Dr. Mark Sloane wrestles with medical ethics when, after turning away presumably terminal patients who asked him to help end their lives, he finds the new resident, Dr. Kate Delieb, systematically giving them what they want, by setting up a suicide-device in their home or even, administering the fatal injection. He confronts her, swearing he'll do everything in his power to stop her as he believes the Hippocratic oath's primary rule never to cause harm forbids killing absolutely. Nut after reflecting on his own action as a resident when his grand mother died in agony and his refusal as an established surgeon to do the same for Steve's terminal mother, he ends up pleading at a grand jury hearing against her that she may nevertheless be more honest and courageous then the morally correct inaction he observes himself. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Final appearance of Kim Little as Nurse Susan Hilliard. See more »

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This Episode Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Dr. Elsie Giorgi See more »

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