News in Review - May 2005 Invisible Enemy: The Superbug Threat

Hospitals across Canada are battling a hidden epidemic. It’s an epidemic of so-called superbugs, bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. The superbugs are killing thousands of Canadians every year. More cases are being reported all the time. In this News in Review story we’ll hear from some Canadians who went into a hospital to get healed, and got a lot ...
  • 2005
  • 00:14:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2005

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review 2005-2007 subscribers.

More details

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 1

The first episode of Keeping Canada Alive takes a closer look Canada’s health care system. Stories include: a three-month-old baby boy in Vancouver with a hole in his heart; a 28-year-old in Toronto whose neck was broken during a recreational hockey game; a 73-year-old woman lovingly cares for her husband with Alzheimer’s disease; a teenage girl receives laser treatment for severe burn ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/08/2015

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 2

The non-stop day of a warm-hearted full-service GP; a cardiologist works hard to find options for a patient diagnosed with heart failure; a woman with MS finds out whether her shoulder pain signals the progression of her disease; coping with the challenges of raising a child with a complex illness; and a 25-year-old has his second heart surgery.
  • 2015
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/16/2015

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 3

An unconventional palliative care doctor helps a terminal cancer patient make a decision; a man with a recurring brain tumour has surgery for a fourth time; a teen has an operation to fix the damaged cartilage in her hip; and a youngster receives a new prosthetic arm.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:49
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/19/2015

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 4

An Ottawa cancer patient undergoes the removal and reconstruction of her remaining breast. A Montreal psychiatrist administers electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to a patient with debilitating depression. In Vancouver, a doctor tends to an immigrant family from Iraq whose elderly mother is suffering from PTSD. A First Nations man who lost part of his foot because of diabetes places hopes for ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/28/2015

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 5

In Vancouver, a daughter donates her kidney to her 81-year-old father and two heroin addicts visit a groundbreaking Downtown Eastside clinic to receive daily injections of prescription heroin. In Toronto, a deaf baby gets her cochlear implant activated and hears her mother’s voice for the first time, while a family doctor practices innovative ways to deliver healthcare to homebound patients. ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 6

A single mother in Hamilton, whose premature baby was born at only 26 weeks gestation, waits alone as doctors prepare her tiny son for surgery. A former Richmond high school athlete who weighs almost 400 pounds hopes to change his life with bariatric surgery to reduce his stomach size. In Quebec’s far north, a Cree doctor wages her own battle ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

The Nature of Things Killed by Care: Making Medicine Safe

It's a chilling statistic: up to 24,000 Canadians die every year from medical errors. This program probes the heart of the problem — how hospital processes can contribute to fatal errors. By examining four real-life scenarios and speaking with patients, families of patients, doctors and medical experts, this unflinching investigation comes up with some surprising answers. How does medical culture ...
  • 2004
  • 00:45:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Last Right: Assisted Suicide in Canada (Part 1 of 4)

In this first of four parts, The National explores the growing demand for new laws governing assisted suicide in Canada. The renewed push comes from baby boomers, a politically active generation that is now aging and demanding more control over their final days. This segment also explores the life of Bill Kennett. A senior Ottawa bureaucrat, he was used to making big ...
  • 2013
  • 00:20:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/12/2014

The National Last Right: Harriet's Story (Part 2 of 4)

In this second of four parts, The National's Duncan McCue continues the series on dying with dignity. All her life, Harriet Scott liked being in the driver's seat. So when her doctor told her she had a terminal case of liver cancer, she was determined to die on her own terms. But would the choice be taken away from her as ...
  • 2013
  • 00:18:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/13/2014