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The Resource Who owns my life? : The Sue Rodriguez story, by Sharon Bartlett, (electronic resource)

Who owns my life? : The Sue Rodriguez story, by Sharon Bartlett, (electronic resource)

Label
Who owns my life? : The Sue Rodriguez story
Title
Who owns my life?
Title remainder
The Sue Rodriguez story
Statement of responsibility
by Sharon Bartlett
Contributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This moving documentary has generated widespread public debate over the bioethical issue of doctor-assisted suicide, illegal in North America. It follows Sue Rodriguez, an attractive young mother, in her battle with ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. This disease was destroying her nervous system, causing her pain, and would ultimately lead to death by suffocation. She made up her mind that when things became intolerable, she would commit suicide. In Canada suicide is legal. However, Sue knew she would lose the physical ability to end her life as she became increasingly handicapped. With the support of the Right to Die Society, she and her lawyer mounted a legal challenge that quickly made her a symbol of the Right to Die cause. This documentary goes behind the scenes to portray a gracious yet determined woman who allowed her personal pain to become public. Her case was debated and appealed before the Supreme Court of Canada. Although the plea lost by a narrow margin, Sue had the satisfaction of putting the issue of who controls the way we die on the public agenda. In 1994, Sue had a peaceful, although illegal, doctor-assisted, death
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Producer/director, Sharon Bartlett
Language note
This edition in English
PerformerNote
Journalist, Jerry Thompson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bartlett, Sharon
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Runtime
84
Series statement
Health and society in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rodriguez, Sue
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Assisted suicide
  • Right to die
Target audience
adult
Label
Who owns my life? : The Sue Rodriguez story, by Sharon Bartlett, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;2442894
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally aired on the television program Witness
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 1, 2014)
Control code
ASP2442894/hlth
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (84 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211486
  • (OCoLC)884798466
Video recording format
other
Label
Who owns my life? : The Sue Rodriguez story, by Sharon Bartlett, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;2442894
Publication
Note
  • Originally aired on the television program Witness
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 1, 2014)
Control code
ASP2442894/hlth
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (84 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211486
  • (OCoLC)884798466
Video recording format
other

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