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Duration: 50 minutes

Provocative documentary following the doctors who can now interrupt, and even reverse, the process of death. Filmed over six months in the country's leading brain injury unit (Addenbooke's Hospital, Cambridge), it follows the journey of a man who, by only moving his eyes, is eventually asked if he wants to live or die. Two other families are also plunged into the most ethically difficult decision in modern medicine.

Last on

Mon 30 Aug 2010 02:20 BBC One

  • Photo: Professor David Menon and colleague looking at brain scans

    Photo: Professor David Menon and colleague looking at brain scans

    Professor David Menon has conducted research into the treatment and rehabilitation of critically ill patients with brain injuries.

  • BBC TV blog

    BBC TV blog

    Consultant David Menon speaks to the BBC TV blog about his aspirations for ‘Between Life and Death’: 'I hope the programme shows why medicine remains as much an art as a science'

    Between Life and Death: Why medicine is art as much as science

Credits

Director
Nick Holt
Producer
Nick Holt
Executive Producer
Meredith Chambers

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