Medicine And The Media

Facing the future

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 17 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1612
  1. Sarah Kelly

    Teenagers are expected to be undisciplined, moody, and rebellious. It is part of growing up and growing away from the restrictions of childhood. Most adolescents manage this period of transition successfully, emerging with grace into adulthood. How much more difficult it must be to manage the transformation while confronting a life threatening illness. In this Everyman documentary we were shown how some young people were coping with life, friendships, and a variety of serious diagnoses.

    The programme opened with Catherine, a 16 year old girl with cystic fibrosis. Catherine has friends her own age, and …

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