Discussions in Bioethics: A Chronic Problem

Discussions in Bioethics: A Chronic Problem

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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.

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Discussions in Bioethics: A Chronic Problem, Cynthia Scott, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Cynthia Scott
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
  • executive producer
    Andy Thomson
  • script
    Kelly Rebar
  • camera
    Susan Trow
  • sound
    John Martin
  • editing
    Ginny Stikeman
  • sound editing
    Wojtek Klis
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Adrian Croll
  • cast
    Sophie Clément
    Lorena Gale
    Mae Maislin
    Frieda Novick
    R.H. Thomson
    Marthe Turgeon