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Helen & Douglas House
providing respite and end of life care for children and young adults with life- shortening conditions

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St.Mary Magdalene
Jane Austen’s cousin, Thomas Leigh (1726–1813), was rector at Adlestrop and lived at the Rectory (now Adlestrop House).

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In neurosurgery, the doctor’s oath to ‘do no harm’ holds a bitter irony, as all operations on the brain carry grave risks. This book is about the agonising human dilemmas behind every operation - for the patient, their families and for the surgeon. It is also a deeply personal account - an education in Marsh’s own fallibility, the limitations of medicine, the corrupting influence of power, and, above all, the universal need for hope when faced with life’s most difficult decisions.

DO NO HARM

is the product of a lifetime’s thinking and experience on the frontline of healthcare. This is the first time a neurosurgeon has written so openly about their work, revealing the frustrations of life in a busy modern NHS hospital

Come and Meet Henry Marsh,

who will be talking about his book

DO NO HARM

25 June 2015 at 11am Adlestrop House

 

Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House is a registered charity providing respite and end of life care for children and young adults with life- shortening conditions, as well as support and friendship for the whole family. Helen House was founded by Sister Frances Dominica in 1982 and was the world’s first children’s hospice; Douglas House opened 6 years ago and is the world’s first hospice specifically for young adults. The two hospice houses are bright, vibrant and positive places, where the emphasis is on living life to the full, even when that life may be short. Helen & Douglas House is based in Oxford but supports young people and their families not just in Oxfordshire but throughout all the neighbouring counties, including Gloucestershire.