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Discussions in Bioethics: If You Want a Girl Like Me

Synopsis
A short, open-ended drama designed to stimulate discussion of values and ethics in relation to modern medical technology. A teenage girl discovers her new baby has spina bifida and hydrocephalus but she refuses treatment. The doctor explains the consequences of not treating the baby and the mother reluctantly agrees to surgery in order to lessen the immediate risk of brain damage. The young parents have to re-examine their own expectations of life and their relationship.
Series
Bioethics, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 13 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: £29.50 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
medical ethics

Credits

Director
Susan Huycke
Producer
Andy Thomson; Wolf Koenig

Production Company

Name

National Film Board of Canada

Email
customerservice@nfb.ca
Web
http://www.nfb.ca External site opens in new window
Phone
(514) 283 9000
Fax
(514) 283-7564
Address
Sales and Customer Service (D-10)
PO Box 6100
Station Centre-Ville
Montreal
QC H3C 3HS
Canada

Distributor

Name

Viewtech Educational Media

Notes
NB. Viewtech ceased trading in 2014 and the company’s products are no longer in distribution

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