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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End is a eye-opening book written by bestselling author Atul Gawande. Gawande is not just a writer, but also a practicing surgeon and a professor at Harvard Medical School. The book focuses on the biggest challenge in the field of health: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.

*Brief introduction to Atul Gawande's Being Mortal*

In the modern era, medicine has prevailed spectacularly. It has made frightening and dangerous thins (like injury, disease, or birth) in something manageable. However, when it comes to aging and death, which are inseparable from human’s life, it seems that most of the times medicine goes the opposite way of the interest of the human spirit.

Patients are tied to beds or wheelchairs in nursing homes overly preoccupied with safety. Dying patients are isolated and attached to abundant vital sign monitoring devices even after the goals of cure have long become unlikely. Devastating procedures are performed by doctors so obsessed in extending the patients lives that in fact they are extending the patients’ suffering.

Being a practicing surgeon and also a professor, Atul Gawande really comprehends what the limitations in his profession are and he thoroughly addresses them in Being Mortal. He also offers his perspective that the real desire of the patients and families is to have the best quality of life possible.

PDF eBook Details

(The page count for Atul Gawande - Being Mortal PDF eBook might be different from the retail edition due to scanning or formatting.)
Author: Atul Gawande;
Genre/Subject: Non-Fiction;
Language: English;
PDF Pages: 274;
File Size: 1 MB;

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