The Healers

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0101The Nurse19980707

Today's healthcare workers are under increasing pressure.

BBC Social Affairs editor Niall Dickson investigates how this will affect patients.

1: `The Nurse'.

No longer angels, and disappearing in droves - how can the crisis in the recruitment of nurses be solved?

0102The Health Manager19980714

BBC social affairs editor Niall Dickson reports on people who work in healthcare and considers how the pressures they work under affect the lot of patients.

2: `The Health Manager'.

0103The Gp19980721

BBC social affairs editor Niall Dickson reports on people who work in healthcare and considers how the pressures they work under affect the lot of patients.

3: `The GP'.

We expect our family doctors to be there when we need them, but is this realistic?

0104The Surgeon19980728

BBC social affairs editor Niall Dickson reports on people who work in healthcare and considers how the pressures they work under affect the lot of patients.

4: `The Surgeon'.

How do neurosurgeons feel when they are operating deep inside a child's brain?

0105The Psychiatrist19980804

Why do psychiatrists get such a bad press, and how will they cope with the increasing numbers of elderly patients who have dementia?

0106 LASTThe Emergency Services19980811

BBC social affairs editor Niall Dickson presents the last of six programmes about people who work in healthcare and how the pressures they work under affect the lot of patients.

`The Emergency Services'.

Our image of the Accident and Emergency department is based on television programmes.

Is this anything like the truth?

0201Alternative Healers1999083120000105

A look behind the scenes at those who offer care and cure.

This programme meets the alternative healers and asks if this is the future for health care.

0202Pathology1999090720000405

A look behind the scenes at those who offer care and cure.

This programme takes the lid off pathology.

Are pathologists medical detectives or just backroom boys and girls? Presented by Niall Dickson.

0203Plastic Surgeons1999091420000112

A look behind the scenes at those who offer care and cure.

This week, Niall Dickson meets the plastic surgeons who not only make our dreams come true, but rebuild lives and faces after tragic accidents.

0204Dentist.1999092120000119

A look behind the scenes at those who offer care and cure.

This week, Niall Dickson discovers what motivates a person to become a dentist.

Is it the thought of a highly profitable dental practice or do dentists worry about the poor and the disabled - the people society often neglects?

0205Neurosurgeons1999092820000126

A look behind the scenes at those who offer care and cure.

This week Niall Dickson asks whether neurosurgeons are the Einsteins or the Frankensteins of the medical world.

Do they save lives or change personalities?