Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich discuss Alfie Evans, an infant boy from Liverpool with an undiagnosed neurodegenerative disorder. This was a troubling legal case that drew significant public attention in the United Kingdom and overseas, and we have mixed feelings about.
The medical team and the child’s parents disagreed about whether to maintain Evans’ life support or to withdraw it, resulting in a legal battle. Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust sought a declaration that continued ventilatory support was “unkind and inhumane”, and not in Evans’ best interests. Alfie’s parents, Kate James and Thomas Evans, resisted the application. (retrieved from Wikipedia)
Present: Aaron Stewart, Rich Plumb
- Who was Alfie Evans?
- When did Alfie Evans die, who are his parents Tom Evans and Kate James and how old was he when he died at Alder Hey hospital?
- Charlie Gard: A case that changed everything?
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Download: Episode 52: The Tragedy of Alfie Evans