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The recent advances in medicine and surgery, which have resulted in dramatic and often life-saving treatments, have also presented doctors with a new set of ethical problems.
For example, when machines can maintain life in a patient who would otherwise have died. at what point-if ever-is it right for a doctor to switch off the equipment? When only a limited amount of life-saving equipment is available-e.g., kidney machines — how does the doctor choose which patient is to be treated? Is it right for a doctor to take an organ from a patient who has just died in order to save the life of another? And who should make these decisions? Should they just be left to the doctors?
These are among the problems discussed by a surgeon specialising in the treatment of kidney disease, a consultant anaesthetist particularly concerned with heart operations, and a professor of moral theology who has made a special study of ethical problems in medicine.
Produced by Thena Heshel


Produced By: Thena Heshel

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