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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

By May 15, 2018 No Comments

A Guide to the Book by Atul Gawande

Author and physician Atul Gawande analyzes the diverse and problematic landscape of end-of-life care By providing examples of the good and bad, Gawande shows that we as a society can do much better for the elderly and dying.

What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include?

  • Synopsis of the original book
  • A detailed look at our current “medical approach” to death
  • An argument for a more palliative approach to death and dying
  • An in-depth editorial review
  • Background on the author

Gawande’s book is a measured, insightful criticism of the medical model of end-of-life care. He convincingly shows that a palliative model of care not only improves the quality of our last days, but it even seems to prolong life better than its counterpart. Anyone interested in end-of-life issues, ethics, gerontology, or medicine will enjoy this book, but Gawande’s anecdotal style makes this an appealing, approachable read for just about anyone.

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