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1.

Children Who Claim to Remember Previous Lives

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Dr. Stevenson described his research with children who exhibited criteria of reincarnation. He described specific cases and pointed out the methods of research used in this field.
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
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How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine

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Dr. Satel believes that political correctness, which she defines as an orthodoxy intended to maintain a victim status, is corrupting medicine. She discusses some myths including the exclusion of women from medical clinical trials, and the claim of bias in health care by race. She also talks about how social activists against organized psychiatry are trying to run the system.
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
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The Death Penalty: Dilemmas for Physicians and Society

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The panel considers tensions created by differing views of the death penalty and the role of the physician in the process.
Video U-Matic
1986
Health Sciences (Ivy)
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Informed Consent: Is It Really Possible?

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The panel discusses the problems arising from the marked asymmetries of power and risk in the physician-patient relationship, and whether some mutual understanding can be achieved without jeopardizing this relationship.
Video U-Matic
1985
Health Sciences (Ivy)
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Alzheimer's Disease: Public Perception and Medical Facts

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The panel discusses changes that occur during Alzheimer's disease in brain function and clinical symptoms presented by the patient. The disease's impact on the family, community and health care system are also reviewed.
Video U-Matic
1985
Health Sciences (Ivy)
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Should the Parents Be Allowed to Donate the Organs of Anencephalic New Borns?

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The panel explores possible ways to balance the interests of all parties involved in this question--anencephalic newborns, parents, pediatric patients needing organs, and the society--in the context of debate about the determination of brain death in infants and anencephalic infants.
Video U-Matic
1988
Health Sciences (Ivy)
7.

Legal Problems in Emergency Rooms, Other Than Malpractice

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The panel discusses the implementation of new procedures which have been instituted in the emergency room. These procedures facilitate care of patients while protecting emergency room personnel and the hospital in today's litigious society.
Video U-Matic
1988
Health Sciences (Ivy)
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The Case of a Court-Ordered Cesarean Section for a Terminally Ill Woman: What Are the Facts? What Should Have Been Done?

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The panel looks at the recent case of a 28-year-old terminally ill women who was 26 weeks pregnant. She underwent a court-ordered cesarean section delivery; the child lived 2 hours and the patient died 2 days later. Panelists explore the facts, what should have been done, and what should be done in such cases in the future.
Video U-Matic
1988
Health Sciences (Ivy)
9.

Screening for AIDS: What Should We Do?

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The panel considers the implications of proposals to screen for exposure to the AIDS virus as they relate to the "judicious balance": how to deal with the myths, the true risks and the irrational fears.
Video U-Matic
1987
Health Sciences (Ivy)
10.

Report of University of Virginia's Drug Task Force: What Now?

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The panel discusses the development of a two-year program, based on recommendations presented by the University's Task Force on Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Education, for the prevention of substance abuse at the University of Virginia. The impact its implementation is having and is expected to have on the University community is also included.
Video U-Matic
1987
Health Sciences (Ivy)
11.

Management of Chronic Pain: Can We Do Better?

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The panel looks at the controversial issues surrounding the use of narcotic substances to control intractable pain. Particular attention is focused upon the passage of a bill in the Virginia General Assembly which allows heroin to be used to treat patients with intractable pain.
Video U-Matic
1988
Health Sciences (Ivy)
12.

Future of Nursing: What Must Be Done?

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The panel addresses problems in the recruitment and retention of nurses in hospitals, the possible reduction of student enrollment in nursing schools, and reviews the impact of the nursing shortage on the nation as a whole.
Video U-Matic
1987
Health Sciences (Ivy)
13.

AIDS, Children and Hemophiliacs

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The panel looks at data developed as a result of studies of hemophiliac patients and newborns with AIDS, and at factors which influence the rate of infection, as well as those associated with the perinatal transmission of AIDS.
Video U-Matic
1988
Health Sciences (Ivy)
14.

Sick Building Syndrome: An Expensive Headache

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The panel looks at "the sick building syndrome," which can be described as symptoms of ill health among those who spend time in buildings with certain design problems. Design problems include: no natural ventilation, artificial humidification, and exposure to allergens such as fiberglass used in the construction. These problems require studies by engineers, architects and physicians.
Video U-Matic
1988
Health Sciences (Ivy)
15.

Alzheimer's Disease in a Family Member: Frustrations and Coping Strategies

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Panelists address the current outlook for the patient with Alzheimer's disease and review the help available to the families responsible for their care.
Video U-Matic
1987
Health Sciences (Ivy)
16.

Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome: Scientific, Social, and Ethical Issues

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The panel explores the medical and scientific issues of mapping and sequencing--their feasibility, desirability and benefits. It also analyzes the ethical issues including society's readiness to protect those whose genotypes give them a higher susceptibility to common diseases and who should be entitled to genetic information.
Video U-Matic
1987
Health Sciences (Ivy)
17.

Medical School: Stresses and Successes

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The panel members, 3 medical students and a resident at the University of Virginia School of Medicine draw upon their own personal experiences in this program. They discuss some of the different stresses and challenges medical students may experience during their training and the impact such experiences may have on their development and future plans.
Video U-Matic
1989
Health Sciences (Ivy)
18.

Increasing Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Risk Taking and Sexual Behavior

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The panel discusses sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and risk taking behavior among various population groups, notably drug-abusing heterosexuals and homosexuals.
Video U-Matic
1989
Health Sciences (Ivy)
19.

Who Are the Homeless: Where Did They Come From? What Can Be Done If They Refuse Help?

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The panel looks at the growing population of homeless men and women in American society and the lack of adequate lodging, food and medical care for them. Drs. Hilfiker and Yank also address the issues of both government and community indifference to the magnitude of the plight of the homeless, and of their unwillingness to commit adequate resources to help this less fortunate segment of society.
BookVideo U-Matic
1989
Health Sciences (Ivy)
20.

Cholesterol Screening and Education: From Research to Community Action

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The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) was initiated in 1985 to reduce heart disease morbidity and mortality related to elevated blood cholesterol, focusing on professional and public education. The panel discusses the current program and whether it has confused or misled the public, as some medical literature has suggested, into believing that physicians have all the answers regarding the role of cholesterol reduction in the prevention of heart disease.
Video U-Matic
1989
Health Sciences (Ivy)