“TV doctoring – Upholding the Hippocratic Oath?”

I have never seen ‘Embarassing Bodies’. The TV programme, that is. I only have to look in the mirror to see an embarrassing body. TV doctoring was the subject of a debate at the Institute of Directors on Pall Mall, London. Staged by the blog Hippocratic Post and the London Press Club, the four protagonists discussed whether encouraging patients to share their intimate medical stories with a TV audience breaks the Hippocratic oath. I photographed the event in the beautiful Nash Rooms at the IoD. Dr Clare Gerada, Former President of the Royal College of GPs declared the shows to be nothing more than freak shows, while Dr Dawn Harper, Media Doctor & Presenter, Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies said that presenting the show had made her a better doctor, and seeing the program empowered people to overcome their embarrassment about seeing a doctor.

Event photography and video in Richmond, Kingston, Surrey and London

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