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Doctors' Dilemmas


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Doctors are often forced to make moral judgments when they treat us. In a series of six stones based on true cases, Ian Kennedy , Director of the Centre for Law, Medicine and Ethics, examines the principles that guide them. 1: The Whole Truth?
Charlie Spring is just out of the operating theatre. His doctors have discovered an advanced cancer. His outlook is poor. What should he be told?
Hugh Dudley , Professor of Surgery at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, demonstrates how he and his team tackle the problem.
In the studio the question is discussed by Dr Nell O'Conor , Medical Director of Trinity Hospice, London, and Dr Nicholas Hum phrey, a Cambridge psychologist.
Executive producer DAVID PATERSON


Unknown: Ian Kennedy
Unknown: Hugh Dudley
Unknown: Dr Nell O'Conor
Unknown: Dr Nicholas Hum
Editor: Michael Flynn
Producer: Oliver Morse
Producer: David Paterson
Charlie Spring: Martin Friend
Mavis Spring: Josie Kidd
Jane Spring: Maggie Steed

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