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Episode 4 - Gwen Adshead

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 17 November 2010

It is a hospital to which the patients are sentenced, and though enormous effort is made to cure them it is somewhere from which many people hope the patients will never be discharged.

In this edition of Exchanges At The Frontier AC Grayling and an audience of the public go to Broadmoor High Security Psychiatric Hospital to speak to the Clinical Psychiatrist and Forensic Psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead.

Where do you belong when everyone and everything has rejected you?

How should we treat the people who are beyond the pale?

When does a duty to protect the public interfere with the medical imperative to help your patient.

Gwen Adshead gives a vivid picture of the complex issues at play in the highly specialised world of Broadmoor Hospital.

(Image: A depressed young boy. Credit: Science Photo Library)


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