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The Resource Dax's case, by Donald Pasquella and Keith Burton, (electronic resource)

Dax's case, by Donald Pasquella and Keith Burton, (electronic resource)

Label
Dax's case
Title
Dax's case
Statement of responsibility
by Donald Pasquella and Keith Burton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This gripping documentary poses the ultimate bioethical problem. Does a patient have the right to refuse treatment? Taking the painful case of Dax Cowart, who in his twenties was critically burned in a propane gas explosion, the film examines the issue from all perspectives. The accident left Dax sightless, helpless, disfigured, and in constant pain. He insisted that he did not want to live, for it was clear that he would always be severely handicapped. During his long hospitalization he was subjected to painful treatments, which he demanded to have terminated. But he was denied the right to make the decision. The film spans a ten-year period, allowing one the perspective of time. Dax made a great deal of progress over the years. He moved into his own house, started a business and married. Yet he has never changed his mind that he should have been allowed to die, and in fact made several suicide attempts after he was first released from the hospital. We hear the positions of doctors, nurses, family and friends both at the time of the crisis, and again ten years later. Their conflicting views leave one to wrestle with how "Dax s Case" should have been decided
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
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Pasquella, Donald
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
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Burton, Keith
Runtime
58
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  • Cowart, Donald
  • Euthanasia
Target audience
general
Label
Dax's case, by Donald Pasquella and Keith Burton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1630976
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630976/hlth
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (59 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211091
  • (OCoLC)747796305
Video recording format
other
Label
Dax's case, by Donald Pasquella and Keith Burton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1630976
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630976/hlth
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (59 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211091
  • (OCoLC)747796305
Video recording format
other

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