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Discussions in Bioethics: Family Tree

Synopsis
A short, open-ended drama designed to stimulate discussion of values and ethics in relation to modern medical technology. A single mother of three children who lives on welfare and has abused the children, is carrying an ectopic pregnancy and must be operated on quickly. The doctor is tempted to perform a tubal ligation without the patient’s consent, but the social worker acts to prevent this compulsory sterilisation on the grounds of illegality. The doctor argues that it is wrong to breed and abuse children.
Series
Bioethics, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 14 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: £29.50 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
medical ethics; sterilisation

Credits

Director
Norma Bailey
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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