Inside the Ethics Committee

Inside the Ethics Committee

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.

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  • Treating Smokers 07 Aug 14

    Thu, 7 Aug 14

    42 mins

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    Should patients with severe lung disease who continue to smoke be given home oxygen? Joan Bakewell and her panel discuss.

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  • Dementia & Pacemaker 31 Jul 14

    Thu, 31 Jul 14

    43 mins

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    We are now living longer and dementia is on the rise. As people with the condition become more frail and less able to make decisions, when should treatments be given to prolong life and when should they be withheld? Joan Bakewell and her panel discuss the issues.

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  • Organ Donation & Newborn Babies 24 Jul 14

    Thu, 24 Jul 14

    42 mins

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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.

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