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A Delicate Balance

Great Ormond Street, Series 2 Episode 4 of 6

This episode follows the intensive care and respiratory doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital as they deal with difficult ethical decisions.

Modern medicine means that most children who come here will get better and leave within a short time but some are so complex that they become dependent on technology to keep them alive. Parents and doctors must weigh up when to keep relying on technology, and when it is no longer right to continue treatment.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 7 Jun 2012 01:55


Role Contributor
DirectorJonathan Taylor
Series ProducerSimon Gilchrist
Series ProducerSimon Gilchrist

Find out about the complex issues surrounding children's treatment

Great Ormond Street

The right to decide; the child, the parent, the medical professionals - who decides?