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Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande.

Gawande, Atul, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780805095159 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0805095152 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: The independent self -- Things fall apart -- Dependence -- Assistance -- A better life -- Letting go -- Hard conversations -- Courage.
Summary, etc.: Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.
Author Notes

Atul Gawande is author of four bestselling books: Complications, a finalist for the National Book Award; Better, selected by Amazon as one of the ten best books of 2007; The Checklist Manifesto; and his most recent, Being Mortal. He is also a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He has won the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science, a MacArthur Fellowship, and two National Magazine Awards. In his work in public health, he is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally. He and his wife have three children and live in Newton, Massachusetts.

Subject: Terminal Care
Critical care medicine
Aging > Physiological aspects.
Quality of life.
Terminal Care
Activities of Daily Living.
Aging > physiology.
Attitude to Death
Quality of Life.
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