Atul Gawande tackles one of the hardest conversations we have in society today–what to do at the end of our lives? Many in the medical profession have always tried to prolong a life at any cost and at a huge detriment to the patient at hand. When should physicians stop the innate need to save the body but lose the essence of the person? As a physician, Gawande is in a unique position to ponder this as he studied over 200 people as they tackle the end of the life cycle. Many in the medical field have a hard time talking about their patient’s anxieties and just provide them with facts and false hopes. The author has discovered that sometimes not only are we not prolonging lives , but shortening it. He not only talks about this issue but the general aging process itself. What are the different housing and living options that are available for today’s elderly? What can we do to make the last years of our lives about our living and not about our dying? Read Being Mortal and you’ll have some ideas for you and your loved ones.
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