Catalogue Number: ID0000
Producer: ID Productions
Producing Agencies: ID Productions Inc.
Subject: Canadian Social Issues, Character Education, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Social Issues, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2014
Running Time: 45:00
Closed Captions: Yes
We are in a crisis: While Canada consistently has one of the worst organ donor rates in the Western world, its hospitals are overcrowded with patients who desperately need an organ transplant. And within Canada, Alberta is the province with the lowest donor rates. 40 percent of patients die while waiting for an organ.
Strongly character driven, the one-hour documentary The Ward features the work of the nurses, surgeons and physicians at the University Hospital in Edmonton, and showcases the many challenges in the lives of the patients, capturing their daily trials and triumphs in their battle for survival.
Public Awareness Award
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