FILM & TALKBACK
This award-winning documentary tells the grim cautionary tale of nurses who abandoned their professional ethics during the Nazi era. Casting a harsh light on nurses who murdered the handicapped, mentally ill and infirm at the behest of the Third Reich, Caring Corrupted charges that instead of easing the suffering of the vulnerable and defying immoral orders, the complicit nurses lost any sense of professional responsibility and compassion, ultimately participating in genocide. Through interviews with experts and survivors, the film invites viewers to ponder the causes and meaning of such horrifying ethical violations in medical care and consider their implications for today (56 minutes, English, 2017).
Linda Crays, Director of Education Technology at UTHealth School of Nursing in Houston, who worked on the film, will discuss her organization’s motivation to make the documentary and why it remains relevant for medical professionals and the public to learn from the actions of these nurses in our world today.