Being Mortal Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

by Atul Gawande

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Being Mortal Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End Synopsis

With his trademark mix of perceptiveness and sensitivity, Atul Gawande outlines a story that crosses the globe, as he examines his experiences as a surgeon and those of his patients and family, and learns to accept the limits of what he can do. Never before has aging been such an important topic. The systems that we have put in place to manage our mortality are manifestly failing; but, as Gawande reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. The ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life - all the way to the very end. Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection, a free visitor destination that explores the connections between medicine, life and art.

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ISBN: 9781846685828
Publication date: 01/07/2015
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846685828
Publication date: 1st July 2015
Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Popular Science, The Real World,
Categories: Public health & preventive medicine, Popular medicine & health, Coping with death & bereavement, Popular science,

About Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande is a surgeon, writer and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is also Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He writes regularly for the New Yorker, and is the author of Better (9781861976574), Complications (9781846681325) and The Checklist Manifesto (9781846683145).

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