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1.

Quemar Las Naves

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Sebastián and Helena are two teenagers who live with their dying mother. On the death of their mother and the arrival of Juan, a lower class teenager, a painful clash is unleashed between the brother and sister about life, love and family.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Character Education: Restoring Respect and Responsibility in Our Schools

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"Provides a comprehensive model for values and character education in our nation's schools. Specific classroom strategies, as well as school wide approaches, are outlined in a clear and forceful fashion"--Container.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Media Law [electronic resource]

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Focuses on a reporter's rights and defenses for potential libel or invasion of privacy lawsuits. Discusses open meeting, shield, and freedom of information laws. Mark Goodman, attorney for the Student Press Law Center, and author John Zelezny discuss legal issues that may confront students working for a school newspaper or other publication.
Online
1995; 1993
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Do Unto Others [electronic resource]

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A panel including Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Faye Wattleton of Planned Parenthood, and Willard Gaylin of the Hastings Center, explore the question: How much do we as individuals owe to other members of our communities? They respond to a variety of hypothetical situations such as sounds of distress from a battered woman and child, a homeless woman living outside your apartment, and a man who is unfaithful to his wife and possibly risks exposing her to AIDS.
Online
1989
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To Defend a Killer [electronic resource]

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A panel of American jurists and a philosopher discuss the ethics of criminal justice. The panelists discuss whether lawyers should defend people whom they they know to be guilty and how aggressive should the defense be. They also discuss where to draw the line when it comes to citizens taking matters into their own hands, deterrence versus rehabilitation, and society's right to retribution. Includes commentary by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, defense attorney Jack Litman, and philosopher John Smith of Yale.
Online
1989
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Public Trust, Private Interests [electronic resource]

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Jeane Kirkpatrick, Joseph A. Califano Jr., Senator Alan Simpson, Peter Jennings and others address the problems of trust--within government, between one public official and another and between the government and the public. The panelists are asked to consider the hypothetical case of a man whose career starts in the administrative branch and moves on to a position as a senator. When he has troubles early in his career who stands by him and what does he owe his superiors? When he casts votes in Congess, is he the servant of the people or of his conscience?
Online
1989
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Does Doctor Know Best? [electronic resource]

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A panel of medical experts discuss the ethics of doctor-patient relationships. Using the case of a young woman diagnosed as having cancer who subsequently becomes pregnant, the panelists discuss how much the patient should be told, who is in charge of selecting medical treatment, and whether doctors should allow their patients to commit suicide. Doctors from the National Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center discuss controversies created by modern medicine with C. Everett Koop, journalist Ellen Goodman, and others.
Online
1989
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Anatomy of a Corporate Takeover [electronic resource]

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In Program 5, a panel of prominent Americans in the fields of business, law, and economics discuss ethics as they relate to corporate takeovers. They consider what responsibility is owed to shareholders, investors, employees, consumers, and the public, and whether there should be a sense of fairness in the corporate world. Debating the issues are T. Boone Pickens; chief executives from Borg-Warner, Goodyear, and Berkshire Hathaway; economist Lester Thurow; and Senator Tim Wirth.
Online
1989
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Under Orders, Under Fire: 1 [electronic resource]

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The My Lai incident is debated by generals and chaplains who raise issues of confidentiality between soldiers and their religious confessors, and the issue of military justice itself. Generals William Westmoreland, David Jones, and Brent Scowcroft, correspondents Peter Jennings and Mike Wallace, and others, considers whether a soldier has the duty to follow orders no matter what and the course of action that is demanded by loyalty to one's country if you are the commander of a platoon under enemy fire and a soldier is trying to desert.
Online
1989
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Under Orders, Under Fire: 2 [electronic resource]

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Generals debate the clash between military tribunals and the right of confidentiality with Chaplain Timothy Tatum of the U.S. Army War College, the Reverend J. Bryan Hehir of the U.S. Catholic Conference, and others. In this discussion of the ethics of confidentiality, each panelist is asked to respond to the following situation: A chaplain hears a soldier's confession that the soldier was involved in a military atrocity. Is the chaplain required to keep this confidence? Or do the interests of military justice take precedence?
Online
1989
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Truth on Trial [electronic resource]

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A panel of American jurists, a philosopher, and a newspaper editor discuss whether the purpose of a trial is to discover the truth, to achieve justice, or a means of carrying on a private dispute. They also consider whether the trial lawyer is responsible only to his client, or if he has a duty to the court, to the opposition, and to the public. Finally, they discuss what is owed to the public that is affected by the trial, but is not part of it. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Judge Robert Merhige, attorneys Floyd Abrams and Stanley Chesley, philosopher John Smith, and others debate civil litigation's ethical dilemmas.
Online
1989
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The Human Experiment [electronic resource]

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C. Everett Koop is joined by Dr. Arnold Relman, editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and others, in a discussion of the ethics of medical research. The panelists consider how competition for prizes and profits may lead to secrecy and lack of cooperation, the possibility that some tests may harm volunteers, and the need to test new drugs balanced against the needs of people desperate for treatment.
Online
1989
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Politics, Privacy and the Press [electronic resource]

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Panelists from both sides, including Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, Peter Jennings, Mike Wallace, and Geraldine Ferraro, consider the ethics of privacy as it relates to public figures and the news media. The panelists are asked to consider the hypothetical case of a senator preparing to run for the presidency. What facts about the senator's private life will rule out his candidacy? How aggressively should the media look for past secrets? How close should the senator get to the media elite, and vice versa? Does political reporting, particularly when it focuses on private lives, do a service to the political process?
Online
1989
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Forbidden Knowledge

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Roger Shattuck (University of Professor emeritus, Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Boston University and author of the book "Forbidden Knowledge") explores the notions surrounding knowledge, science, research, and ethics. He poses the questions: Should knowledge have no limits? and Should there be/must there be limits to knowledge and its applications? John C. Herr (Ph. D., Professor of Cell Biology and Director of the Center for Recombinant Gamete Contraceptive Vaccinogens, University of Virginia) presents the case that there are experiments that must be prohibited.
DVD
1997
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Human Stem Cell Research: Medical Promise and Moral Controversy

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Sonia H. Pearson-White, Ph. D. (Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics, Director, Transgenic Mouse Core Facility, University of Virginia) outlined the origins of mouse embryonic stem cells and introduced the controversy using these cells for reproductive and therapeutic cloning. John C. Fletcher, Ph. D. (Co-Director, Programs of Education and Training in Healthcare Ethics, University of Virginia) discussed the moral aspects of fetal tissue research, donated embryos, cloned embryos, and the recruitment of gametes for private and/or federal research. James F. Childress, Ph. D. (Kyle Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of Medical Education, Member of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission) summarized with the needs for formulating the eth [...]
DVD
1999
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Decision Making at the End of Life: A Problem, a Solution, and a Criticism

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In this program, the importance of understanding the strengths and limitations of using advance directives. (Advance directives are declarations by patients made in anticipation of a situation in which they may be mentally or unphysically unable to make a decision about their medical care).
DVD
1995
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Who Should Receive Scarce Donated Organs?: Medical, Ethical and Social Issues in the Selection of Transplant Recipients

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The panelists consider some of the difficult questions in determining who will receive scarce cadeveric organs, such as kidneys, hearts and livers. Medical, ethical and social criteria are analyzed and evaluated with reference to particular cases involving the elderly, the mentally retarded and the alcoholic patient requiring organ transplantation.
DVD
1990
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Anonymity Vs Continuity - Bringing the Patient Back Into the Doctor's Education

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David A. Hirsh, M.D. (Instructor in Medicine and Co-Creator/Co-Director, Harvard Cambridge Integrated Clerkship, Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts) presented a case for medical school curriculum change and described the development of the Harvard Medical School Cambridge Integrated Clerkship program which incorporates a continuity of patient care approach.
DVDOnline
2010
Health Sciences (Service Desk)
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Nurses and Doctors: Perception of Ethical Problems

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Different perceptions of ethical problems and conflicts among physicians and nurses and explanations for those differences are explored by the panel.
DVD
1987
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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HIV Infection: Risk of Transmission Between Patients and Health Professionals

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In this program, participants give their views about the legal status and ethical responsibilities of both patients with HIV infection and health care professionals. The participants also discuss how the risk of AIDS transmission can be minimized.
DVD
1991
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)