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Abortion controversy heats up
Morgentaler now performs abortions full time and attracts the outrage of people opposed to abortion. (Radio; runs 5:57)  

Abortion law ruled unconstitutional
Morgentaler celebrates as the Supreme Court of Canada strikes down the abortion law.(TV;runs 2:58)  

Canada's very own test tube baby
The first all-Canadian test tube baby is born in Vancouver, weighing two pounds and two ounces. (TV; runs 2:38)  

Caring for People from Different Cultures: Communicating Across Cultural Boundaries part1
Gottfried Oosterwal, Ph.D., D.Litt.
Providence Portland Medical Center
Core Curriculum III: Special Topics in Health Care Ethics
June 19, 2003
90 minute video
This presentation discusses caring for patients from different cultures in the health care environment. Dr. Oosterwal is director of the Center for Intercultural Relations in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He is a professor of medical anthropology at Loma Linda University in California, as well as a professor of multicultural education at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
 

Caring for People from Different Cultures: Communicating Across Cultural Boundaries part2
Gottfried Oosterwal, Ph.D., D.Litt.
Providence Portland Medical Center
Core Curriculum III: Special Topics in Health Care Ethics
June 19, 2003
90 minute video
This presentation discusses caring for patients from different cultures in the health care environment. Dr. Oosterwal is director of the Center for Intercultural Relations in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He is a professor of medical anthropology at Loma Linda University in California, as well as a professor of multicultural education at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.  

Caring for People from Different Cultures: Communicating Across Cultural Boundaries part3
Gottfried Oosterwal, Ph.D., D.Litt.
Providence Portland Medical Center
Core Curriculum III: Special Topics in Health Care Ethics
June 19, 2003
90 minute video
This presentation discusses caring for patients from different cultures in the health care environment. Dr. Oosterwal is director of the Center for Intercultural Relations in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He is a professor of medical anthropology at Loma Linda University in California, as well as a professor of multicultural education at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
 

Caring for People from Different Cultures: Communicating Across Cultural Boundaries part4
Gottfried Oosterwal, Ph.D., D.Litt.
Providence Portland Medical Center
Core Curriculum III: Special Topics in Health Care Ethics
June 19, 2003
90 minute video
This presentation discusses caring for patients from different cultures in the health care environment. Dr. Oosterwal is director of the Center for Intercultural Relations in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He is a professor of medical anthropology at Loma Linda University in California, as well as a professor of multicultural education at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
 

Challenging the laW
Highlights of Morgentaler's long legal battles in Quebec in the early 1970s, which culminate with a 10-month prison stint. (TV; runs 4:35)  

Designer death vs. merciful end
Two ethicists debate Rodriguez's case.
(TV; runs 8:33)  

Diagnosed with a killer disease
Rodriguez discovers she has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (TV; runs 2:38)  

Dolly the sheep changes the world
A seven-month-old Dorset lamb is the world's first cloned mammal. (TV; runs 19:26)  

Dolly's death raises
The first cloned mammal is euthanized due to signs of premature aging. (TV; runs 2:22)  

Dying on her own terms
Rodriguez decides she wants to fight for the legal right to die. (TV; runs 14:04)  

Fears of a clone age
Could cloning and genetic engineering lead to cloned armies, or a class of wealthy people with genetic advantages? (TV; runs 16:06)  

Fighting for in vitro fertilization in Canada
After the birth of Louise Brown, an infertile couple argues with medical experts and theologians about their right to in vitro fertilization. (TV; runs 10:32)

 

First human embryo cloned
A Boston company may have paved the way for finding a cure for 100 diseases, or for human cloning. (Radio; runs 18:50)

 

Hopes and tears: undergoing IVF
One woman’s experience undergoing the emotionally draining, painful and potentially dangerous process of in vitro fertilization. (Radio; runs 8:09)  

In vitro clinics: Probing the corruption
CBC’s Marketplace routs out corruption in Canada’s in vitro fertilization clinics.
(TV;runs 13:06)

 

Islam and Health Care Ethics part1
Abdulaziz Sachedina, Ph.D.,
Providence Portland Medical Center
Medical Grand Rounds
October 9, 2002,
35 minute video
This presentation provides an overview of Muslim beliefs on health care and health care ethics. Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina is Professor of Religious Studies, UVA, Charlottesville, and was the ethics center's 2002 Providence Interfaith Visiting Scholar
 

Islam and Health Care Ethics part2
Abdulaziz Sachedina, Ph.D.,
Providence Portland Medical Center
Medical Grand Rounds
October 9, 2002,
35 minute video
This presentation provides an overview of Muslim beliefs on health care and health care ethics. Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina is Professor of Religious Studies, UVA, Charlottesville, and was the ethics center's 2002 Providence Interfaith Visiting Scholar
 

Just say "No!" to surrogacy
Surrogate motherhood is against human nature, argues Phyllis Creighton of the Task Force on Human Life. (TV; runs 2:19)  

Morgentaler and his opponents
There is no love lost between Morgentaler and people who oppose abortion.
(TV;runs 3:42)  

Morgentaler enters the abortion debate
In 1967 Dr. Henry Morgentaler enters the controversial debate as the federal government reviews its abortion law. (TV; runs 1:24)  

Morgentaler's controversial legacy
Morgentaler reflects on Canada's abortion issues on the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling. (TV; runs 4:32)  

'Nancy B' dies after winning the right to refuse treatment
After winning the right to refuse to treatment, the 25-year-old Quebec woman dies.
Feb. 13, 1992 - 3:06

 

Nutrition/Hydration for Terminally and Non-Terminally Ill, Conscious and Unconscious Patients part1
(Rev) John F. Tuohey, Ph.D.,
Providence Portland Medical Center Medical Grand Rounds
October 23, 2002
55 minute video Using Oregon Law and Directive 58 of the Ethical and Religious Directives, this presentation examines what it means to have "a presumption in favor" of maintaining nutrition and hydration. Fr. Tuohey is Director of the Providence Center for Health Care Ethics and holds the Endowed Chair in Applied Health Care Ethics at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Oregon.
 

Nutrition/Hydration for Terminally and Non-Terminally Ill, Conscious and Unconscious Patients part2
(Rev) John F. Tuohey, Ph.D.,
Providence Portland Medical Center Medical Grand Rounds
October 23, 2002
55 minute video
Using Oregon Law and Directive 58 of the Ethical and Religious Directives, this presentation examines what it means to have "a presumption in favor" of maintaining nutrition and hydration. Fr. Tuohey is Director of the Providence Center for Health Care Ethics and holds the Endowed Chair in Applied Health Care Ethics at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Oregon.

 

Providence Center for Health Care Ethics part1
CMD Productions
3/14/02
10 minute video
This video produced by CMD Productions of Portland, Oregon, provides an overview of the work of the Providence Center for Health Care Ethics and goals of health care ethics. It also portrays three challenging case studies
 

Quebec cult Promises
A religious leader known as Rael tells U.S. Congress he will help create human clones. (TV;2:34)

 

Reaction from the ALS community
Two ALS patients offer opposing views on the Supreme Court's assisted suicide decision. (TV; runs 2:12)

 

Re-entering the abortion fray
Morgentaler is again the focus of controversy when he announces plans to open an abortion clinic in Winnipeg. (TV; runs 3:43)

 

Reproduction: Still unregulated
Lori Hickling traded her eggs in return for in vitro treatment. Legislation banning so-called "egg sharing" is expected this year. (TV; runs 3:18)

 

Re-Thinking National Health Care Reform: Universal Healthcare Vouchers
3/12/2005 Ezekiel Emanuel  

Right-to-die debate continues
Special Senate Committee recommends against legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide. (Radio; runs 5:37)  

Rodriguez chooses suicide
The woman at the centre of the right-to-die debate dies peacefully on her own terms. (TV;2:55)  

Setting the record straight
Dr. Debra Braithwaite clears up questions about her famous patient. (Radio; runs 10:41)  

Sisters: Giving the gift of motherhood
A woman speaks before the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies, describing how she gave birth to her sister’s baby. (Radio; runs 6:15)  

Starbuck II and the spider goats
Quebec's cloning industry produces a copy of the world's best Holstein, and goats that make silk. (Radio; runs 14:41)

 

Stress and joy of notoriety
Morgentaler describes the stress and joy of being at centre of the abortion storm.
 

Surrogacy: Renting out the womb
Infertile couples have another option: paying a stranger to bear them a child. (Radio;11:11)

 

Test tube baby experiments
An Italian scientist answers ethical questions about his test tube baby experiment. (TV;1:21)

 

The final legal word
Canada's highest court denies Rodriguez the legal right to die. (TV; runs 7:04)  

The health risks of cloning
Many cloned animals quickly die, or are so ill or deformed that researchers wonder if the whole cloning process is flawed. (Radio; runs 19:42)

 

The Royal Commission reports
The Chair of the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies defends the commission’s final recommendations.
(TV; runs 12:41)

 

The spectre of human cloning
A claim that a millionaire has been cloned is greeted with skepticism, but the possibility raises profound moral issues. (Radio; runs 8:29)

 

The world’s first test tube
Phone-in callers react with joy and concern to the birth of the world’s first test tube baby. (Radio; runs 10:08)

 

What is cloning?
From geranium cuttings to cloning Einstein, geneticist David Suzuki explains how cloning works and what it may one day bring. (TV; runs 8:05)

 

 

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