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Discussions in Bioethics: A Chronic Problem

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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. This film considers the chronic patient's right to quality care, and the acutely ill patient's right to a hospital bed. Jean is suffering from multiple sclerosis and is almost completely paralyzed. It seems that the only ones who care about her are the nurses. With the arrival of a patient in need of an operation, it becomes apparent that chronic patients have little priority.

1985, 12 min 03 s

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Prizes awarded to each of the eight films in the series - Category: Health and Medicine
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
March 25 1987 to April 4 2087, San Francisco - USA