What Matters Now? Thoughts on Being Mortal

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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
By Atul Gawande, MD

This is a book about the modern experience of mortality— about what it’s like to be  creatures who age and die, how medicine has changed the experience and how it hasn’t. . . . Lacking a coherent view of how people might live successfully all the way to their very end, we have allowed our fates to be controlled by the imperatives of medicine, technology, and strangers. —Atul Gawande, MD

Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal is essential reading. It is essential for all who are entering older age. For all who are who are facing serious illness. And for all who are nearing the end of life. Continue reading