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Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End
Being Mortal Illness Medicine and What Matters in the End
Author: Atul Gawande
For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern expe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781846685828
ISBN-10: 1846685826
Publication Date: 7/1/2015
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This book was well written and easily understood. It deals with people needing medical/emotional care, and includes reasons why people don't want to go to assisted living facilities or nursing homes. It really helped me understand some unknown things to look for when I helped locate an assisted living apartment for a friend of mine who had dementia. I read it at the perfect time (for my friend), so it would be a good read for children with aging parents, and really, for everyone. It also deals with end of life decisions.
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This book is incredible, a must read. It really shifted my thinking about illness and end of life decisions. I will never be the same. This book is a gift.
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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande takes on the conversation we so often avoid the one about choices at the end of life. Writing with knowledge and compassion, he takes on different aspects of end of life care - nursing homes, hospice care, the role of medicine, the role of family, and individual choice. The book presents research and history and grounds the ideas through case studies. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.

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