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The brain is the most complex and mysterious organ in the body and the neurosurgeons of Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital like Jay Jayamohan deal with brains which go badly wrong. Each year the hospital's Neurosurgery Department looks after 1,500 acutely ill patients, whose lives often hang in the balance for…
Against All Odds
Part of the Series: Brain Doctors
At Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital, mum Adele has just heard the devastating news from brain surgeon Jay Jayamohan that her three-year-old daughter Cerys has a malignant brain cancer. This film follows Cerys's battle and shows other patients who are battling similar odds.
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High-risk, extremely skilled and breathtakingly complex, Brain Doctors features surgeons working at the very frontiers of their medical expertise and knowledge. In this special three-part series, cameras follow both paediatric and adult surgeons in John Radcliffe Hospital's Neurosurgery Department as they carry out high-risk operations on the body's most complex,…
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The Suicide Plan
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You have an incurable illness, you want to die, and you want help dying - what can you do? People who are terminally ill and live in Oregon or Washington can openly ask a doctor for help, but in the rest of country, where physician-assisted suicide is illegal, people who…