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Christie Watson: What's Worse than Death?

Novelist and former paediatric nurse Christie Watson asks whether there are some things worse than death for children so seriously ill that they are technology dependent.

Novelist and former paediatric nurse Christie Watson asks whether there are some things worse than death.

She describes the extraordinary medical breakthroughs which allow children to be kept alive today who previously would have died.

But she asks whether community care and medical ethics have kept up with the increasing number of technology-dependent children, that is, children who cannot breathe without life support machines.

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