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The Resource Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end, Atul Gawande

Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end, Atul Gawande

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Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end
Title
Being mortal
Title remainder
medicine and what matters in the end
Statement of responsibility
Atul Gawande
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified
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Gawande, Atul
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Terminal care
  • Quality of life
  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Critical care medicine
Label
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end, Atul Gawande
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-277)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
The independent self -- Things fall apart -- Dependence -- Assistance -- A better life -- Letting go -- Hard conversations -- Courage
Control code
39251986
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780805095159
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 39251986
  • (Sirsi) 39251986
Label
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end, Atul Gawande
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-277)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
The independent self -- Things fall apart -- Dependence -- Assistance -- A better life -- Letting go -- Hard conversations -- Courage
Control code
39251986
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780805095159
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 39251986
  • (Sirsi) 39251986

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