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Discussions in Bioethics: The Courage of One's Convictions ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB526408
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Wolf Koenig, Andy Thomson
Directors:  Gil Cardinal
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Diversity, Fiction, Health and Medicine, Religious Studies
Language:  French
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1985
Running Time:  14:57


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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 technology. Because of her religious convictions, a seventeen-year-old girl refuses medical treatment that will prolong her life. Her decision remains firm in spite of the pleas of her physician, who begins to question who has the right to determine a person's life or death.


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