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Discussions in Bioethics: Critical Choice - DVD ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB526119
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Wolf Koenig, Andy Thomson
Directors:  Gary Toole
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Fiction, Health and Medicine, Medicine, Religious Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1985
Running Time:  12:32


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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. The film considers the cost of high-risk organ transplants and the allocation of scarce medical resources. A child is in need of a liver transplant. The child has only a 40% chance of surviving with the transplant, but a 100% chance of dying without it. How should society's limited medical dollars be spent?


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