BBC Inside the Human Body: Filming Death

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (10 posts)
  1. lizzieBoo profile image65
    lizzieBooposted 7 years ago

    some people have been complaining that the live death shown on the BBC was step too far. I was affected by it, but was also in two minds about how ethical it was to show it. The old man was 84, fully prepared and not afraid to face his inevitable last breaths, and was thankful for his life. The film started with a live birth and ended with a natural death. Why is one so much more private than the other?

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Presumably he agreed to the filming & so did his family.  I haven't seen a human die, but have seen animals die (usually peacefully from euthanasia).  Keeping death locked away is a western cultural thing I suspect.  All it does is fuel fears and misconceptions.

      1. profile image0
        Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I just watched it.  He slipped away peacefully.  Many people in particular professions witness death all the time (eg nurses,carers for the elderly).   It was generous for him & his family to allow it to be filmed to help deconstruct the fear that is propagated by keeping it all in the dark

        http://palliumindia.org/2011/05/last-ni … of-a-life/

        1. lizzieBoo profile image65
          lizzieBooposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I agree. I also thought it was a positive view of death for a change.

  2. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    At the end of the day, if you don't want to watch it, you don't have to see the programme. It's a choice for each individual

  3. cindi h profile image71
    cindi hposted 7 years ago

    I think the difference between a birth and a death is the emotion tied to it. A birth is a joyous happy occasion whereas a death is sad and depressing. I couldn't help thinking of my own mortality while watching that video. It was very sad yet comforting. We should all be so fortunate as to die to in such a way to have family and friends gathered around in the comfort of our own homes.

  4. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Watching someone die should actually be no big deal, simply because death is a part of life. If should only matter when it is at your hands that the person is dying.

    I can see(watch) and have seen people die. I've accepted long ago that death is just a part of life and doesn't actually matter, providing you understand your own life to begin with.

    1. cindi h profile image71
      cindi hposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      very wise Cagsil:)

  5. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    hmm:

  6. Polly C profile image93
    Polly Cposted 7 years ago

    I didn't know this programme was on, but I wouldn't have watched it anyway- not because I don't like talking about death, but because I don't want to watch something that final and depressing in the evening.

    The subject of death can raise certain feelings in people, such as thinking about one's mortality. I have not seen anyone actually die, but have seen the body of my grandmother after she passed, and that was quite hard even at the age of 34. Obviously, I attached more emotion to my grandmother, somebody I loved, than to a man I'd never met on TV. I don't mind that it was shown, though, as each adult has the individual choice to decide whether to watch or not. Death is a part of life of course, and something that we all face eventually.

    I don't know what time this programme was on, but I googled it and it said 9pm. Personally, I would have preferred it to be shown later than that, 11pm perhaps, to avoid it being watched by children and young people who might find it disturbing.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)