Being Mortal

Being Mortal

Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

eBook - 2015
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In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com. More and more people are dying in nursing homes and hospitals, often alone and miserable. But there is a better way. Find out about the alternative choices you can make about your medical care to give you more comfort and control at the end of your life. In Being Mortal Dr. Atul Gawande's discusses the struggle with mental and physical deterioration that most people experience as the end of their life draws near. We are often persuaded to make health care decisions that will prolong our lives as long as possible, without considering the amount of suffering that we might experience in the process. Dr. Gawande promotes his idea of a better way, in which we trade off a little bit more time for a much better quality of life until the end. You will learn: - How to stop unnecessary suffering in the healthcare system - Why assisted living facilities are the best option for more freedom and a better quality of life - How you can take control of the rest of your life with health decisions that will promote the most comfort until the very end.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2015.
[United States] : Joosr, 2015.
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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May 22, 2015

A brillent book, insightful, personal and practical. Beautifully written, it so easy to read because of the balance between facts, analysis and real life stories. It's a helpful book which I've learnt a lot from. I cannot recommend highly enough.

His Reith Lectures are based on the book and are also wonderful - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/6F2X8TpsxrJpnsq82hggHW/dr-atul-gawande-2014-reith-lectures

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