Being Mortal

Being Mortal Medicine and What Matters in the End

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Synopsis

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From surgeon and bestselling author Atul Gawande, a book that has the potential to change medicine--and lives.

Being Mortal looks at the way modern medicine has changed the experience of dying, what the implications of this change are for each of us, and what we would need to do to change a system that knows a lot about prolonging life but little about tending to death.
     At the heart of this book is something larger and more lasting than even its agenda for how to effect change: it is a deeply humane portrayal of how our society copes with who we really are. We are not economic beings. We are not political beings. We are not digital beings or analog beings, social beings or solitary beings. We are mortal beings. And in that is every important thing to know about how we must live.

Book information

ISBN: 9780385677028
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Imprint: Anchor Canada
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 283g
Height: 203mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 20mm