Extremis plunges viewers into the harrowing decision-making process faced by physicians, patients and families in urgent end-of-life cases, offering a uniquely intimate look at the intersection of science, faith, and humanity.
Extremis depicts doctors, patients and families grappling with a thoroughly modern dilemma: should medical technology be used to prolong life at all costs? Doctors today can sustain patients in ways once thought unimaginable, ushering in new and complex moral questions about what it means for critically ill people to be kept alive. When is it best to use every tool at our disposal? And when is it best to let go?