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Critical: Inside Intensive Care

Documentary offering an intimate portrayal of life in an intensive care unit, revealing the life-changing decisions made by doctors, patients and their families.

Critical or intensive care departments look after the sickest people in Wales and attempt to bring them back from the brink. For the doctors and nurses working in this field of medicine, death is a part of life - one in four people do not survive intensive care.

Every day decisions are made on how to treat people, how to prolong life and ultimately when to let a life end. Now an intensive care unit in Wales has given documentary film-makers the rare and exclusive opportunity to observe an area of medicine seldom seen.

With access to all aspects of the life-changing decisions made by doctors, patients and their families, this powerful and emotional documentary offers an intimate portrayal of life in intensive care.

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 13 Aug 2018 22:40

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Luke Pavey
Director Luke Pavey
Executive Producer Steve Robinson
Producer Jessica Howe

Broadcasts

  • Mon 9 Jul 2018 21:00
  • Thu 12 Jul 2018 23:15
  • Mon 13 Aug 2018 22:40

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