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Being Mortal

Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

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

Being Mortal (2014) helps the reader navigate and understand one of life’s most sobering inevitabilities: death. In this book, you will learn about the successes and failures of modern society’s approach to death and dying. You’ll also learn how to confront death and, by doing so, how to make the most out of life.

  • Anyone who has wondered how to improve the lives of the elderly and terminally ill
  • Anyone with elderly or terminally ill loved ones
  • Anyone who wants to improve their life by improving their death

Atul Gawande is a doctor, author, researcher and professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has written two other books, Complications (2007) and The Checklist Manifesto (2011).

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