᠖ Types of text Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End ᠭ Book By Atul Gawande ᢩ ᠖ Types of text Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End ᠭ Book By Atul Gawande ᢩ An Best Book of the Month, October 2014 True or false Modern medicine is a miracle that has transformed all of our lives. If you said true, youd be right, of course, but thats a statement that demands an asterisk, a but Weve been wrong about what our job is in medicine, writes Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston and a writer at the New Yorker We think it is to ensure health and survival But really.it is to enable well being And well being is about the reasons one wishes to be alive Through interviews with doctors, stories from and about health care providers such as the woman who pioneered the notion of assisted living for the elderly and eventually, by way of the story of his own fathers dying, Gawande examines the cracks in the system of health care to the aged i.e 97 percent of medical students take no course in geriatrics and to the seriously ill who might have different needs and expectations than the ones family members predict One striking example the terminally ill former professor who told his daughter that quality of life for him meant the ongoing ability to enjoy chocolate ice cream and watch football on TV If medical treatments might remove those pleasures, well, then, he wasnt sure he would submit to such treatments Doctors dont listen, Gawande suggestsor, accurately, they dont know what to listen for Gawande includes examples of his own failings in this area Besides, theyve been trained to want to find cures, attack problemsto win But victory doesnt look the same to everyone, he asserts Yes, death is the enemy, he writes But the enemy has superior forces Eventually, it wins And in a war that you cannot win, you dont want a general who fights to the point of total annihilation You dont want Custer You want Robert E Lee someone who knows how to fight for territory that can be won and how to surrender it when it cant In his compassionate, learned way, Gawande shows all of usdoctors includedhow mortality must be faced, with both heart and mind Sara Nelson Being Mortal, Atul Gawande s masterful exploration of aging, death, and the medical profession s mishandling of both, is his best and most personal book yet Boston GlobeAmerican medicine, Being Mortal reminds us, has prepared itself for life but not for death This is Atul Gawande s most powerful and moving book Malcolm GladwellBeautifully crafted Being Mortal is a clear eyed, informative exploration of what growing old means in the 21st century a book I cannot recommend highly enough This should be mandatory reading for every American it provides a useful roadmap of what we can and should be doing to make the last years of life meaningful Time.comMasterful Essential For than a decade, Atul Gawande has explored the fault lines of medicine combining his years of experience as a surgeon with his gift for fluid, seemingly effortless storytelling In Being Mortal, he turns his attention to his most important subject yet Chicago TribuneBeautifully written In his newest and best book, Gawande has provided us with a moving and clear eyed look at aging and death in our society, and at the harms we do in turning it into a medical problem, rather than a human one The New York Review of BooksPowerful New York MagazineAtul Gawande s wise and courageous book raises the questions that none of us wants to think about Remarkable John Carey, The Sunday Times UK A deeply affecting, urgently important book one not just about dying and the limits of medicine but about living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and joy Katherine BooDr Gawande s book is not of the kind that some doctors write, reminding us how grim the fact of death can be Rather, he shows how patients in the terminal phase of their illness can maintain important qualities of life Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2014 Being Mortal left me tearful, angry, and unable to stop talking about it for a week A surgeon himself, Gawande is eloquent about the inadequacy of medical school in preparing doctors to confront the subject of death with their patients it is rare to read a book that sparks with so much hard thinking NatureWe have come to medicalize aging, frailty, and death, treating them as if they were just one clinical problem to overcome However it is not only medicine that is needed in one s declining years but life a life with meaning, a life as rich and full as possible under the circumstances Being Mortal is not only wise and deeply moving, it is an essential and insightful book for our times, as one would expect from Atul Gawande, one of our finest physician writers Oliver SacksGawande s book is so impressive that one can believe that it may well change the medical profession May it be widely read and inwardly digested Diana Athill, Financial Times UK Eloquent, moving The Economist Best Books of 2014 A great read that leaves you better equipped to face the future, and without making you feel like you just took your medicine Mother Jones Best Books of 2014 Beautiful New RepublicGawande displays the precision of his surgical craft and the compassion of a humanist in a narrative that often attains the force and beauty of a novel Only a precious few books have the power to open our eyes while they move us to tears Atul Gawande has produced such a work One hopes it is the spark that ignites some revolutionary changes in a field of medicine that ultimately touches each of us Shelf Awareness Best Books of 2014 A needed call to action, a cautionary tale of what can go wrong, and often does, when a society fails to engage in a sustained discussion about aging and dying San Francisco Chronicle Being Mortal Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End Being Atul Gawande on FREE shipping qualifying offers Brand New Book Ready to be shipped Gawande Reviews A deeply affecting, urgently important book one not just about dying limits of medicine but living last with autonomy, dignity, joy by has , ratings reviews Will said Added a link at bottom In past few decades, medical science rendere Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is surgeon, writer, public health researcher He practices 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