In Inside the Ethics Committee, Joan Bakewell presents real life medical cases to a panel of experts, each of whom sits on clinical ethics committees around the UK. By examining testimonies from patients, relatives and clinicians, the panel will weigh up the ethical dilemmas involved and make their recommendations about the case at the end of the programme.
Thu, 24 Jul 14
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Elizabeth and Kenny are expecting a baby with a fatal abnormality. He will die before, or soon after, birth. Under what circumstances can they donate their baby’s organs after his death? Joan Bakewell and her panel discuss the issues.
Thu, 17 Jul 14
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May is fourteen and has type-1 diabetes. She feels her condition controls her and she struggles to take her insulin. What should the medical team do? Joan Bakewell and her panel discuss the issues.
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