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Title: Medicine at the crossroads. Part II. Summary of completed project

Medicine at the crossroads (a.k.a. The Future of Medicine) is an 8-part series of one-hour documentaries which examines the scientific and social forces that have shaped the practice of medicine around the world. The series was developed and produced over a five-year period and in eleven countries. Among the major issues examined in the series are the education of medical practitioners and the communication of medical issues. The series also considers the dilemmas of modern medicine, including the treatment of the elderly and the dying, the myth of the quick fix in the face of chronic and incurable diseases such as HIV, and the far-reaching implications of genetic treatments. Finally, the series examines the global progress made in medical research and application, as well as the questions remaining to be answered. These include not only scientific treatment, but accessibility and other critical topics affecting the overall success of medical advances. Medicine at the crossroads is a co-production of Thirteen/WNET and BBC-TV in association with Television Espafiola SA (RTVE) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Stefan Moore of Thirteen/WNET and Martin Freeth of BBC-TV are series producers. George Page is executive in charge of medicine at the crossroads. A list of scholarlymore » advisors and a program synopses is attached.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
604358
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/61149--T1
ON: DE98005180; TRN: 98:002031
DOE Contract Number:
AI05-91ER61149
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1998]
Research Org:
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; DISEASES; EDUCATION; MEDICINE; TELEVISION; EDUCATIONAL TOOLS; SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL