Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end
Title
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

Author
Gawande, Atul, author.

Edition
Paperback ed.

Physical Description
287 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

Series
Instant book club.

General Note
A cloth bag containing 10 copies of the title and a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.
 
Book includes reading group guide (pages 283-287)

Contents
The independent self -- Things fall apart -- Dependence -- Assistance -- A better life -- Letting go -- Hard conversations -- Courage.

Subject Term
Terminal care.
 
Critical care medicine.
 
Older people.
 
Aging -- Physiological aspects.
 
Death -- Attitudes.
 
Quality of life.

Local Subject
Book club kit collection.

Summary
Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)Book club kitKT 362.175 GAW01Checked Out