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One Brief Life

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"During her eight weeks of life, Leaney Lavea - born prematurely and with medically insurmountable abnormalities - was dependent on machines to live. But were these machines prolonging her life or were they merely delaying her death? This deeply moving program explores the ethical dilemma surrounding a case that began in a hospital and ended up in court..."--from video container.
DVD
2004; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hopkins 24/7: ABC News Special

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Groundbreaking six-part documentary series filmed at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, by crews using hand-held cameras around the clock over a 3 month period. The series graphically depicts modern medicine as practiced at the hospital recently voted best in America by US News & World report. Each broadcast consists of a series of interwoven stories featuring staff and patients, their triumphs, tragedies and everyday routines.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Deception

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Documents an ethical conflict between a nurse and a physician over telling an elderly patient that she has syphilis. Examines the issue of how to decide when deception is or is not morally justified.
Video U-MaticVHS
1988; 1986
Ivy (By Request)
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Is There an Ethicist in the House?: On the Cutting Edge of Bioethics

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Moreno, who has a Ph.D. but is not a medical doctor, related his personal experiences with medical ethics including the health issues of his mother and the terminal illness of his father. He read excerpts from his recent book, Is there an ethicist in the house. Among the issues he discussed are doctor/patient relationships, the amount of information a patient should be given concerning his/her medical condition, and the use of the word "doctor" for persons who are not actually medical doctors.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Is This Life Worth Living? [electronic resource]

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Through the personal experiences of three families, this documentary explores the ethical issues involved in sustaining the life of a severely brain damaged or comatose patient. It explores the plight of Patricia Brophy, who fought a legal battle for permission to remove her husband s feeding tube after he lapsed into a vegetative state. Then we meet the Barashes, who are emotionally and financially exhausted from caring for their helpless 12-year-old son. He was saved by heroic measures at birth, despite their wishes to the contrary. For another point of view we meet the Micros who will not give up on their brain damaged son after an accident in the Marine Corps. Our society is reluctantly allowing a mentally competent person to refuse life-lengthening measures. Who then should make [...]
Online
1989
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Mandy's Choice: A Bioethical Controversy

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Mandy and Josh were a happily married young couple, when their idyll was abruptly shattered. Josh was in a motorcycle accident which left him in a seven day coma with death imminent. Mandy, desperate to preserve her tie to her beloved husband, asked that his sperm be harvested so that she could have his child. As there was no written consent from Josh, the hospital refused. The family of both Mandy and Josh, as well as their friends, rallied to the cause, and with pressure on their behalf from the media, they were able to get this controversial issue resolved. Dr. Cappy Rothman, the first doctor to have harvested post mortem sperm (1978), subsequently founded the Cryobank in California to store sperm. With his help, Mandy's mission was accomplished. The film follows Mandy's in vitro [...]
Online
2007
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Last Rights

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Who decides how life ends? The patient? The family? The physician? The health care system? This is a compelling and deeply personal exploration of four families and their terminally-ill loved ones as they face death. It brings up a multitude of issues implicit in the individuals' option to hasten death when the dying process makes life unendurable. Last Rights explores medical, ethical, and political issues. We meet Scott Nelson, a physician in the Mississippi Delta whose father, Elbert Nelson, was diagnosed with kidney cancer; Julie McMurchie from Oregon whose mother, Peggy Sutherland, was just beginning to enjoy her life after divorce when lung cancer overtook her; Lennie Gladstone of the Washington, DC area whose beloved husband, Doug Gladstone, was diagnosed with liver cancer; an [...]
Online
2009
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Quality of Mercy

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Despite all the advances in pharmacology and pain research, many patients still suffer needlessly. The most shocking example is in pediatric surgery, where major procedures are sometimes executed without anaesthesia. The rationale is that newborns do not feel pain and that anaesthetics might harm seriously ill infants. As this film shows, both these assumptions are untrue. The taboo placed on street drugs affects attitudes towards narcotics for pain relief even though patients rarely become addicted. One adolescent relates how unrelieved pain after cancer surgery prevented her from exercising, contributing to a permanent disability. Research in burn treatment conducted by Dr. Samuel Perry of New York Hospital found that nitrous oxide provided the best pain relief and had no addictive [...]
Online
1989