02 Sep 2019 - 02 Sep 2019

Almeida Questions

Doctor versus Family

The Doctor

Tickets £5

Free to those aged 25 and under (limited to 2 per person)

production information

The family of a terminally ill baby contest the doctors’ decision to withdraw life-sustaining ventilation.

Parents take a hospital to court for the right for their son to undergo experimental treatment for his rare genetic condition.

Against the advice of doctors, a woman carrying conjoined twins refuses an operation to save only one twin, due to her belief in the sanctity of life.

Inspired by Robert Icke’s The Doctor, the Almeida Questions panel explore the ethical conundrums at heart of medicine.

Dates & Tickets

Mon 2 Sep
6 – 6.45pm

Free to those aged 25 and under. Enter the promo code AQ25 before selecting your tickets (limited to 2 per person)

Daniel Sokol is the bioethics consultant on The Doctor. He is a bioethicist and barrister at 12 King's Bench Walk in London, where he practises mainly in the areas of medical negligence and catastrophic personal injury. He is an award-winning columnist and has sat on committees for the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Defence. In October 2018, he published Tough Choices: Stories from the Front Line of Medical Ethics, his first book for members of the public.

Cast & Creatives

The panel includes:

Professor Deborah Bowman
Dr Sam Guglani
Dr Daniel Sokol

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