Talking a Neurosurgeon becoming a patient with Mr Henry Marsh
Play • 1 hr 5 min

Henry is articulate, eloquent, funny and brutally honest.

During this conversation, among many things, we discuss:


·      Henry’s experience of transitioning from eminent neurosurgeon to cancer patient.

·      How a rational person can entertain irrational thoughts.

·      The challenges of hormone therapy for prostate cancer.

·      Finding the balance between empathy and detachment.

·      What he thinks makes a good doctor.

·      Hope – finding the balance between realism and optimism.

·      Decision making as a neurosurgeon and as a patient.

·      Failure as a doctor.

·      Henry’s relationship with running.

·      Why he believes assisted dying should be legalised and his thoughts about death.

·      Why being a doctor still can be the best job in the world.


Twitter: @DrHenryMarsh

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