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Euthanasia

Synopsis
Do people have the right to die? Should the state condone the deliberate killing of a person? This film investigates the various religious, moral and philosophical arguments surrounding euthanasia and considers whether current UK law should be changed to make it legal. A range of experts are interviewed including Alistair Thompson - from the charity Care Not Killing, civil rights lawyer Lord Joel Joffe, Dr Michael Irwin (a physician who assists dying) and disabled rights campaigner and peer Baroness Jane Campbell. A short drama, ‘Jay’s Choice’, also assists in contextualising the philosophical debates in an emotional ‘real life’ story.

DVD Chapters: 1. Introduction; 2. Definitions and the law; 3. The medical perspective; 4. Religious attitudes; 5. Non-religious attitudes; 6. Pro-euthanasia; 7. Anti-euthanasia; 8. Final comments and credits.
Series
Medical Ethics
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Law; Medical sciences; Philosophy; Religious studies
Keywords
ethical issues; euthanasia; legal issues; medical ethics; religious belief and practice

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£39.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
25 minutes
Year
2015

Production Company

Name

Classroom Video

Notes
Classroom Video ceased trading in January 2015. Some of their assets including the streaming platform and our curriculum content have been acquired by ClickView. Around 160 DVD titles are available (or will be made available) through Boulton-Hawker.

Distributor

Name

Boulton-Hawker Films Ltd

Web
http://www.boultonhawker.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01449 616200
Fax
01449 677600
Address
Combs Tannery
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

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