Sunday, September 27, 2015
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande, 282 pages
Through real-life stores Dr. Gawande shows what we face - nursing homes devoted to safety, not well-being. And doctors and patients who avoid discussing the inevitability of death to the detriment of those patients' quality of life.
Yes, death is a difficult subject, but ain't none of us getting out of here alive. I listened to this book, but also checked out a print copy after I finished it to make sure I was able to write down some key points I want to have for the time I - or a loved one - faces a serious illness.