Being Mortal: Medicines And What Matters In The End
- Author: Atul Gawande
- Publisher: Penguin
- ISBN: 9780143425571
Is it time the medical profession rethought its approach to the old and terminally ill? In what way? Should doctors be trained to prepare people to die rather than simply be kept alive as long as possible? In Being Mortal, Atul Gawande addresses these questions and argues that an acceptance of mortality must lie at the heart of the way we treat the dying.