Between Life And Death

Provocative documentary following the doctors who can now interrupt,
and even reverse, the process of death. Filmed over six months in the
country’s leading brain injury unit (Addenbooke’s Hospital,
Cambridge), it follows the journey of a man who, by only moving his
eyes, is eventually asked if he wants to live or die. Two other
families are also plunged into the most ethically difficult decision
in modern medicine

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505059701 Evelyn Owen

    i’m torn. 

    as much as i believe in keeping those alive who are young and able to continue on living a productive life, the medical system in Canada has continued to keep my 95 year old grandmother alive through resuscitation after each of her 6 strokes. I feel like our over population comes from our inability to say goodbye to those who have already lived their lives. natural selection doesn’t exist anymore, EVERYONE is surviving, and for much longer. because of this – our planet is genuinely over populated. 100 years ago, those in a wheelchair… didn’t make it. Now, its discrimination to not teach or hire them. The brain is our most important organ, if that’s gone – allow the person to go as well. 

    • john

      whaaat? “100 years ago those in a wheelchair… didn’t make it.” your argument attempting to classify medical intervention as against natural selection is absurd. im not even 30 yet and ive had my life saved (autoimmure disease, multiple organ failure, cancer) by these doctors and their continued research.  EVERYTHING we humans do bypasses natural selection, and im all the happier for it. every other animal on earth lives in danger of being eaten for another beings sustenance. if you want to be supplicant to natural selection then go live in the woods. hunt and be hunted

    • john

      whaaat? “100 years ago those in a wheelchair… didn’t make it.” your argument attempting to classify medical intervention as against natural selection is absurd. im not even 30 yet and ive had my life saved (autoimmure disease, multiple organ failure, cancer) by these doctors and their continued research.  EVERYTHING we humans do bypasses natural selection, and im all the happier for it. every other animal on earth lives in danger of being eaten for another beings sustenance. if you want to be supplicant to natural selection then go live in the woods. hunt and be hunted

    • john

      whaaat? “100 years ago those in a wheelchair… didn’t make it.” your argument attempting to classify medical intervention as against natural selection is absurd. im not even 30 yet and ive had my life saved (autoimmure disease, multiple organ failure, cancer) by these doctors and their continued research.  EVERYTHING we humans do bypasses natural selection, and im all the happier for it. every other animal on earth lives in danger of being eaten for another beings sustenance. if you want to be supplicant to natural selection then go live in the woods. hunt and be hunted

    • john

      whaaat? “100 years ago those in a wheelchair… didn’t make it.” your argument attempting to classify medical intervention as against natural selection is absurd. im not even 30 yet and ive had my life saved (autoimmure disease, multiple organ failure, cancer) by these doctors and their continued research.  EVERYTHING we humans do bypasses natural selection, and im all the happier for it. every other animal on earth lives in danger of being eaten for another beings sustenance. if you want to be supplicant to natural selection then go live in the woods. hunt and be hunted

      • Adsasd

        if you have had all those problem and you aren’t yet 30 then maybe you might be better off dead

        imagine all the problems by 60

        but anyway enjoy life

    • http://twitter.com/PunkDary Punkeosa

      Next time you get sick dont go to the doctor so nature can do its job hun, yes the earth is overpopulated but that is because people before didnt knew condoms existed. The human race has been decresing thanks to education, homosexuality, condoms and pills.  :) 

    • Snorlax

      The medical system in Canada is different than in the UK. In Canada, patients who are unable to make decisions for themselves have their health care decisions made by a family member. If they didn’t have a person pre-chosen to do this, the responsibility goes to their spouse. If they have no spouse, it goes to their children, and so on. Health care professionals do not make the final decision on a patient’s treatment. Don’t blame the system for continuing to resuscitate your grandmother because it was either her own choice or your family’s.

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  • Anonymous

    We’re in a global lab as experimental animals. The Dr Who’s say ‘you live’ (when you don’t want to) and say ‘you die’ (when you do). They’re demented ‘gods’ see? Then a pernicious rumour began circulating around the 1800s, this rumour turned into a theory and that theory put mankind on the same level as animals. Along with the theory of evolution (perpetrated by those ‘fit’ to rule) came the idea of overpopulation and with that, to the present time, global immigration has ensured that cities everywhere are becoming seriously overcrowded. So the idea of euthanasia and microchipping has come of age, having first been acceptable to us in animals (bad move). Whether you live or die depends on how much ‘mileage’ there is in either killing you quickly or slowly; how much money can be made from your prolonged life or sudden death. Naturally, with a mind set like this operating the theatre, carelessness, negligence and callousness end many a life prematurely.

    It’s funny in a sad kind of way that John considers that under aged 30 he’s had his life saved from the effects of the toxic killer vaccines and cancer which were both produced by the very same murdering medical mafia. We have always been hunted; we live in a lab.

  • Anonymous

    We’re in a global lab as experimental animals. The Dr Who’s say ‘you live’ (when you don’t want to) and say ‘you die’ (when you do). They’re demented ‘gods’ see? Then a pernicious rumour began circulating around the 1800s, this rumour turned into a theory and that theory put mankind on the same level as animals. Along with the theory of evolution (perpetrated by those ‘fit’ to rule) came the idea of overpopulation and with that, to the present time, global immigration has ensured that cities everywhere are becoming seriously overcrowded. So the idea of euthanasia and microchipping has come of age, having first been acceptable to us in animals (bad move). Whether you live or die depends on how much ‘mileage’ there is in either killing you quickly or slowly; how much money can be made from your prolonged life or sudden death. Naturally, with a mind set like this operating the theatre, carelessness, negligence and callousness end many a life prematurely.

    It’s funny in a sad kind of way that John considers that under aged 30 he’s had his life saved from the effects of the toxic killer vaccines and cancer which were both produced by the very same murdering medical mafia. We have always been hunted; we live in a lab.

  • Anonymous

    We’re in a global lab as experimental animals. The Dr Who’s say ‘you live’ (when you don’t want to) and say ‘you die’ (when you do). They’re demented ‘gods’ see? Then a pernicious rumour began circulating around the 1800s, this rumour turned into a theory and that theory put mankind on the same level as animals. Along with the theory of evolution (perpetrated by those ‘fit’ to rule) came the idea of overpopulation and with that, to the present time, global immigration has ensured that cities everywhere are becoming seriously overcrowded. So the idea of euthanasia and microchipping has come of age, having first been acceptable to us in animals (bad move). Whether you live or die depends on how much ‘mileage’ there is in either killing you quickly or slowly; how much money can be made from your prolonged life or sudden death. Naturally, with a mind set like this operating the theatre, carelessness, negligence and callousness end many a life prematurely.

    It’s funny in a sad kind of way that John considers that under aged 30 he’s had his life saved from the effects of the toxic killer vaccines and cancer which were both produced by the very same murdering medical mafia. We have always been hunted; we live in a lab.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000867143333 Canis Caeleste

     Immortality is overrated. Humans are the only animals obsessed with living forever and it makes no sense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000867143333 Canis Caeleste

     Immortality is overrated. Humans are the only animals obsessed with living forever and it makes no sense.

    • Temy Beal

      I’d bet Canis believes in life after death.

    • Temy Beal

      I’d bet Canis believes in life after death.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1281107952 Aaron Huggett

    it’s my dream come true.  a nice long sleep

  • Shaunjrmaclean

    Everyone should have the right to live a long life reguardless of disabilities,…I personally would love to hang around any way I can for as long as I can  to be there for my Daughter, I strongly disagree with Evelyn,    modern science and medicine  are improving to help the old and sick,  you say 100 years ago someone in a wheel chair didn’t make it? ……you might want to google that lol…..and wouldn’t you want an education and a job to fit your abilities if you were in a wheel chair?  instead of being cast out and shun from society……what you are describing is what Hitler wanted in the second world war ……it’s called genocide,    the elimination  of the sick and handy capped.

    Shaun

  • Diana_jarv12

    Goodness, this documentary could have at least said  – ‘some viewers may find some scenes disturbing’.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000547915805 Laura Ashley May

    Richards story was heart warming, being so close to death – and coming back all thanks to an eye movement. Sure he’s disabled now but his kids still have him and he can still smile, have an opinion, watch his children grow up. Simply amazing. 

  • Amy

    I believe in Euthanasia and dying also without prolonging suffering because a family wants to be selfish by keeping their 100 year old mother alive. Sick. I’m in my thirties, and if I was diagnosed with something terrible, don’t fix it! I won’t my time or taxpayers dollars on care that sucks in a hospital to die alone in my own filth.

  • headscratcher

    some jerkoffs!

    May be you think those that fought in wars and died for you are, somehow, victims of “natural selection”. May be you think those that can rape your ass and robe your soul, if they want to, don’t do it just because somehow you are “naturally selected”. Motherfucker, if life was hunger games (which at some point it was but subsequently reason, intellect and simple commonsense prevailed) your worthless ass would not have the advantage of talking shit without fear of reciprocation, because according to your half-witted theory steve jobs would be too much of a “pussy” to survive a blow from some knucklehead. AND you would throw steven hawking in a ditch because he’s “better off” dead. So HUMAN, what have you done to deserve life?

  • Zoam

    simply amazing! i agreed with the parents to just let them go. however, after seeing the dude that crashed his motorcycle, come back to life and answer all those questions it changed my mind. he was obviously aware and had his full mental capabilities. so with knowing that how could i say pull the plug on him, that’s just basically murdering the guy.

    then the next questions comes about, who foots the bill? i dont think its a question of the money, because every year we print money based on what? its just money printed money, its just an illusion.

    the real question is who cares enough to take care of these people. who has the humanity in them to see past just themselves and think of others. thats the real question to ask.

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