Edge of Life

BBC
Show More

If you are a student or a professor:

Watch now

If you are a librarian or a professor:

Related videos

Money-Driven Medicine
Part of the Series: Health and Social Justice
Money-Driven Medicine provides the essential introduction Americans need if they are to better understand and address the unmet challenges of healthcare reform during the coming decade. Produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and inspired by Maggie Mahar's…
LIFE Before Death - The Global Crisis of Untreated Pain
LIFE Before Death is a multi-award winning social action documentary film series about the global crisis in untreated pain and the dramatic life-changing effects pain treatment and palliative care services can deliver to patients and their families. The film asks the fundamental question underpinning our mortality: How will you die?…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Lethal Dosage
A classic case of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, Genene Jones killed at least 47 patients with the muscle relaxant succinylcholine while working at Bexar Medical Center in Texas. She loved creating emergencies, the excitement of a "code blue" and especially the reactions of family members when told of the death…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Deadly Medicine
Dr. Harold "Fred" Shipman was known as a dedicated, hardworking and community-minded doctor who spent his life gaining the trust of his patients and the respect of his colleagues. And for 25 years, nobody suspected that the town doctor was amassing a death toll that would make him one of…
Diagnosis: Unknown - New Epidemic
In late August of 1999, an infectious disease specialist in Queens, New York reports that she has two elderly patients with neurological disorders. More cases crop up in the following days, several patients die. Initial tests confirm that New York has been hit by an outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness,…
Being Mortal
Part of the Series: Frontline
Frontline follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about…
Medical School for Everyone - Emergency Medicine
You're a doctor 11 hours into your shift, and you've just walked into a waiting area packed with patients. There's an elderly man complaining of chest pain, a teenage girl whose arms are swollen with bee stings, and an ambulance bringing in two unresponsive kids from a car crash. What…
Living with Breast Cancer
Being diagnosed with cancer is an emotionally challenging experience. Some people describe themselves as feeling "numb." Others may feel sorrow, fear, anger, or even guilt if they believe their illness was caused by smoking or poor lifestyle choices. Learning about their condition can help patients have more control over the…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Season 2
Medicine is a battle that is fought every day, in every corner of America, and all around the world. It is a fight against the ultimate villain, death, and it is waged heroically by men and women who live their lives by one profound oath: "I will do no harm."…
Invisibly Ill: A Stealth Reality
Invisibly Ill: A Stealth Reality - Part 1 explores the concept of "stealth infections" and the causal role they play in chronic pain and illness. Australian Soft Tissue Therapist, Bec Mills, has spoken to experts in the US and Australia and now presents her findings on the real role stealth…
Shared Perspectives - Session 2
Shared Perspectives is a unique educational resource for healthcare professionals and women with Endometriosis. Endo affects 1 in 10 women and girls. That's half a million in Australia. It causes severe pelvic pain, digestive disorders, problem periods, difficulty conceiving and even infertility. What is Endo and how do we treat…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Season 1
Medicine is a battle that is fought every day, in every corner of America, and all around the world. It is a fight against the ultimate villain, death, and it is waged heroically by men and women who live their lives by one profound oath: "I will do no harm."…