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

Author
Gawande, Atul author.

ISBN
9780805095159

Edition
First edition.

Physical Description
282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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.

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.


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