Dax's Case

United States, 1985

Film
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This documentary raised vital questions about a patient’s right to choose whether to live or die, and about the role of the medical and legal profession. In 1973 Dax Cowart, a former air force pilot, was the victim of an explosion which left him blind, disfigured and suffering excruciating pain from severe burns. Despite persistent pleas to be allowed to die, Dax was kept alive. Now, leading a full life, he still maintains that he should have been allowed to die.

Credits

producer

Unicorn Productions

Language

English

Duration

01:25:00:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35089

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Euthanasia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Right to die

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Burns and scalds

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Euthanasia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Right to die

People → Cowart, Dax

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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