ERIC Number: ED210257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
"Children's Health Care, Parts 1-4." Options in Education Takes Listeners to the Core of the Issues.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
The scripts of four programs of National Public Radio's Options in Education series are presented. The first program has sequences involving the use of high technology in childbirth. Interviews with doctors and expectant mothers explore the use and availability of electronic monitoring equipment in prenatal care. In the second program, the high technology itself is described through discussions with specialists. Much of the discussion centers on the ethical nature of using technology to save high-risk newborns. The third program concentrates on the health problems of poor children and presents the viewpoints of: (1) a mother of a sick child in a community health center; (2) a pediatrician discussing children's health needs; and (3) a clinic director facing budget cuts. The focus of the fourth program is the care provided in a pediatric emergency room in a public hospital. Clients' use of health services and the economic and social impact of impending financial cutbacks are explored. (FG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.