Discussions in Bioethics: The Old Person's Friend

One of a series of short, open-ended dramas designed to stimulate discussion of values and ethics in relation to modern medical technology. An elderly woman, bedridden and with a history of strokes, refuses medical attention and creates a dilemma for the hospital's staff. Should she be allowed to die as she wishes or should everything possible be done to preserve life?

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Film Credits

director
Annie O'Donoghue
producer
Wolf Koenig
script
Donaleen Saul
camera
Zoe Dirse
sound
Richard Besse
editing
Susan Shanks
sound editing
Wojtek Klis
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
cast
Valda Dalton
Louis Di Bianco
Norah Goddard
Kate Trotter

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