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
Production company
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
representational
Credits note
Producer/director, Sharon Bartlett
Dewey number
362.19683
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Journalist, Jerry Thompson
Target audience
adult
Label
Who owns my life? : The Sue Rodriguez story, by Sharon Bartlett, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 7, 2014)
  • Originally aired on the television program Witness
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2442894/flon
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (84 min.)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30811454
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP2442894
  • (OCoLC)884798466
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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