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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Feature and Contest

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, BEING MORTAL asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end. 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.
Click here to see the 35 winning book groups who each receive 10 copies of the book.

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


Amy from Molino, FL
Angela from Williston Park, NY
Annette from Los Angeles, CA
Belinda from Troy, MI
Bev from Kearney, NE
Cammie from Jacksonville, IL
Charleen from Slc, UT
Deb from Rockville, MD
Eileen from Plano, TX
Irene from Harborcreek, PA
Janet from Prospect, KY
Jennifer from Lebanon, OH
Judith from Millbury, MA
June from Shamong, NJ
Kate from Birmingham, AL
Katherine from Springfield, VA
Kelley from Somerset, KY
Laurie from Fredonia, NY
Layne from Chicago, IL
Lisa from Akron, OH
Lucy from Westfield, NJ
Lynn from Lexington, IN
Marcia from Bellingham, WA
Margery from Webster, NY
Mary from Mount Prospect, IL
Mary Lou from New Castle, CO
Megan from Sun Prairie, WI
Muriel from Marion, IA
Nina from Greenwood, IN
Phoebe from Eden Prairie, MN
Robin from Pawtucket, RI
Shelley from Boston, MA
Sherrie from Black Forest, CO
Susan from Myrtle Beach, SC
Wendy from Kalamazoo, MI