Discussions in Bioethics: The Old Person's Friend

Discussions in Bioethics: The Old Person's Friend

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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. 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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Discussions in Bioethics: The Old Person's Friend, Annie O'Donoghue, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Annie O'Donoghue
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
  • executive producer
    Andy Thomson
  • 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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