This programme is about methods of managing symptoms in terminal illness. Controlling pain and symptoms requires good communication and the patient’s co-operation. Hospices can teach us a great deal about using medical skills and knowledge to prepare people for as painless and peaceful a death as possible.
This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards. But the issues raised are timeless.