The Child and Medical Treatment: The Chance to Live, or to Die with Dignity?

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What happens when doctors and parents cannot agree on whether a child should be given experimental medical treatment? Why is there any question mark over a parent’s right to decide if medical treatment for their child continues? 

From the parents of Ashya King who successfully secured proton beam therapy for their son to the despair surrounding baby Charlie Gard and his life-limiting genetic disorder: how does the court make decisions that can potentially prolong life or bring about the death of a child?

In this lecture, Professor Jo Delahunty is joined by Dr Imogen Goold.

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This event was on Thu, 02 May 2019

Jo Delahunty QC

Professor Jo Delahunty QC

Professor of Law

Professor Jo Delahunty QC is one of the UK’s leading barristers specialising in cases concerned with families and children. She was Gresham Professor of Law between 2016 and 2020.

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Imogen Goold, Visiting Professor of Medical Law

Professor Imogen Goold

Visiting Professor of Medical Law

Imogen Goold is Professor of Medical Law, Faculty of Law at University of Oxford and Fellow of St Anne’s College.

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