News in Review - November 2013 What is Dying with Dignity?

It’s sometimes called euthanasia, others call it “dying with dignity” – and it means the right to end one’s life peacefully. Dr. Donald Low, an infectious disease expert from Ontario, died this fall of a rare brain tumour. In a video shot shortly before he passed away, Low made an impassioned plea for Canada to change its laws on assisted ...
  • 2013
  • 00:18:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/15/2013

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Witness Who Owns My Life? The Sue Rodriguez Story

This moving documentary chronicles the last 18 months in the life of a courageous woman who battled a fatal disease while fighting for her legal right to doctor-assisted suicide. We go behind the scenes and beyond the issues to spend intimate moments with this gracious, yet determined woman who allowed her personal pain to become public in her bid for ...
  • 1994
  • 00:50:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2015 ​Vaccines: Pass or Fail?

Vaccines have long been hailed for preventing the spread of illness and reducing child mortality. But they have their detractors, too. In the case of the recent measles outbreak in North America, health officials blame the spread on a recent wave of so-called anti-vaxers. Is this a natural backlash to the flaws in vaccines or a trend that could have ...
  • 2015
  • 00:14:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2015

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News in Review - April 2016 ​​Zika Virus: A World Health Emergency

Spread by warm-climate mosquitos, the Zika virus may cause more than a rash and fever. It may also cause birth defects in the children of infected mothers and could be linked to the mysterious Guillain-Barré disease. The World Health Organisation predicts this is a growing crisis with long-term implications for our health systems.
  • 2016
  • 00:20:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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