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Discussions in Bioethics: A Chronic Problem

Directed by Cynthia Scott
Canada, 1985 (fiction, 12 minutes, colour, English)
Discussions in Bioethics: A Chronic Problem
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"One of a series of short, open-ended dramas designed to stimulate discussion of values and ethics in relation to modern medical technology. This film considers the chronic patient's right to quality care, and the acutely ill patient's right to a hospital bed. Jean is suffering from multiple sclerosis and is almost completely paralyzed. It seems that the only ones who care about her are the nurses. With the arrival of a patient in need of an operation, it becomes apparent that chronic patients have little priority."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Kelly Rebar
Produced by: Wolf Koenig, Andy Thomson
Principal Cast: Sophie Clément, Lorena Gale, Mae Maislin, Frieda Novick, R.H. Thomson, Marthe Turgeon
Cinematography: Susan Trow
Film Editing: Ginny Stikeman
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
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