Experts examine who makes decisions about care for the elderly and those with dementia. Read more
Experts examine who makes decisions about care for the elderly and those with dementia.
Should an 18-month-old baby be tested for a genetic condition which he could develop?
Does a child suffering from Hepatitis B have a right to know about her condition?
Should a young man with a phobia of operations be forced to have life-saving surgery?
Should a woman be given a kidney transplant when there is a high risk of failure?
At what point is a woman's disability an obstacle to her having fertility treatment?
Terminally Ill and Suicidal
Should a terminally-ill and suicidal woman be monitored against her will?
Mentally Ill and Refusing Surgery
Should a man who believes his life-saving surgery is a conspiracy to kill him be forced?
When should a seriously ill child have a say in their treatment?
Should the NHS pick up the pieces when private treatment has unexpected consequences?
A woman with a living will attempts suicide. Should she be admitted to intensive care?
Unconscious and Pregnant
How do you make medical decisions about an unconscious woman when she is pregnant?
Can conscious patients stop treatment, even when this will directly lead to their deaths?
Restraining Patients in Intensive Care
Should an autistic man be forced to have the life-saving treatment he is fighting against?
Too Old to Donate?
Should an elderly woman be allowed to donate one of her kidneys to a stranger?
Preventing Pregnancy in Homeless Women
To what lengths should a medical team go to encourage homeless women to avoid pregnancy?
Ventilation in Children
Should children with degenerative, life-limiting conditions be kept alive at all costs?
Assisted Conception and Disability
Should a woman with severe disabilities be helped to get pregnant?
End of Life and Islam
What happens when Muslim beliefs are at odds with medical decisions?
Genetic Testing in Children
Should a mother be allowed to have her children tested for a life-threatening faulty gene?
Lung Transplant Teenager
How much should a seriously ill 17-year-old know about his condition and its prognosis?
A diabetic teenager who struggles to take the treatment she needs to stay well.
Organ Donation and Newborn Babies
Under what circumstances can parents donate the organs of their newborn baby after death?
Treating Patients with Dementia
When should doctors treat the ailments of people with dementia and when should they not?
Should patients with severe lung disease be given home oxygen if they continue to smoke?
Should a surgeon agree to a young woman's request to amputate her leg?
How far should a medical team go to prevent a young woman from ending her life?
Withdrawing Feeding in Children
Is it ever ethical to withhold food and water in a child who is not dying?
Teenager Refuses Chemotherapy
Ashley is 15 and refusing chemo. Should the medical team and his mum accept his choice?
Permanent Vegetative State: Withdrawing Nutrition and Hydration
Is it ethical to withdraw nourishment from a young man in a permanent vegetative state?
Growth Restriction in Pregnancy
The dilemmas faced by couples and medical teams when a baby stops growing in the womb.