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