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20030414Chaired by Niall Dickson, the BBC's Social Affair Editor, the Harsh Realities panel discusses the dilemmas faced by Britain's health and social service professionals. 1: Protecting Children When child abuse is suspected, what evidence do professionals need in order to take action? What happens if they get it wrong?
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20030428Niall Dickson chairs the discussion series examining the difficult choices faced by healthcare and social service professionals.
201A0120010206Series examining the difficult choices faced by health-care professionals.

Niall Dickson considers the ethics of clinical trials: how informed is informed consent, and do participants really understand what is going to be asked of them when they agree to take part?

201A0220010213Series examining the difficult choices faced by health-care professionals.

Niall Dickson meets those who set the priorities, and examines whether there might be fairer ways of making sure everyone gets the treatment they need.

201A03Modern Medical Dilemmas20010220Series examining the difficult choices faced by health-care professionals.

Niall Dickson discusses how open the medical profession should be, especially when they are admitting to mistakes or giving distressing diagnoses.

201A0420010227Series examining the difficult choices faced by health-care professionals.

Niall Dickson discusses the implications of genetic screening with Rachel Hurst from Disability Awareness in Action, Prof Ian Craft and ethicist Bobbie Farsides.

201A0520010306Series examining the difficult choices faced by health-care professionals.

In the wake of recent NHS scandals, Niall Dickson discusses the dilemmas of staff wondering whether to blow the whistle on colleagues.

201C0120010925Series examining the difficult choices faced by healthcare professionals.

Niall Dickson asks about how honest one can be with children who are dying.

201C0220011002Series examining the difficult choices faced by healthcare professionals.

Niall Dickson and guests discuss how doctors cope with treating difficult patients, such as drug addicts.

201C0320011009Series examining the difficult choices faced by healthcare professionals.

Niall Dickson and guests discuss how hospitals deal with adverse incidents.