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A Choice for Life [electronic resource]: Decision-Making Process in High-Risk Pregnancies

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Medical technology bestows a diagnostic power with thorny consequences: depending on what the test results reveal, parents and doctors can decide whether or not to let a pregnancy run its course. By following three couples dealing with high-risk pregnancies at a hospital in France, this program gets inside the complex decision-making process used by doctors and obstetrics specialists, as well as how they present their recommendations to the parents with whom the decision ultimately rests. With its access to behind-the-scenes staff meetings and private doctor/patient dialogues, this case study is an excellent resource for health care professionals and medical counseling staff alike.
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50 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 31, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Decision-making process in high-risk pregnancies
  • New Attitude About Abortion (1:18)
  • Abnormal Ultrasound (1:21)
  • Medical Discussion of Fetal Deformity (2:21)
  • Discussion of Fetal Deformity (1:47)
  • Fetal Deformity Abortion Discussion (2:01)
  • Medical Reasons for Termination (1:41)
  • Inconclusive Evidence of Fetal Abnormality (2:48)
  • Inconclusive Ultrasound Results (1:50)
  • Looking for Down Syndrome Markers (1:25)
  • Discussion of Special Fetal Cases (1:19)
  • Medical Discussion of Option to Abort (1:46)
  • Discussion of Fetal Orthopedic Deformity (2:17)
  • Discussion of Fetal Pathology (3:14)
  • Undecided Future for an Deformed Baby (1:33)
  • Confirming Diagnosis of Fetal Cleft Palate (2:10)
  • Implications of a Double Cleft Palate (1:42)
  • Abnormal Ultrasound Scan (2:48)
  • Discussion of Abnormal Ultrasound Images (1:18)
  • Neurological Prognosis (2:58)
  • Decision to Abort (1:44)
  • Observation of Inadequate Fetal Movement (1:41)
  • Discussion of Abnormal Fetal Activity (2:08)
  • Termination Suggestion for High Risk Pregnancy (1:55)
  • Termination Discussion for High Risk Pregnancy (2:25)
  • Reevaluation of Fetal Prognosis (2:23)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
Publisher no.
41161 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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