In his critically-acclaimed book Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande discusses the hardest challenge that the medical profession faces. That is, how medicine can not only improve life but how does it also improve the process of its ending. Medicine has many triumphs in modern times. This field has transformed birth, disease, and injury from being harrowing to getting more manageable. However, in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the medical field has goals that seem to often run counter to the common interest of the human spirit. Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal is full of eye-opening research combined with riveting storytelling. Gawande asserts that the medical field can enhance and comfort our experience even to the very end, as it provides not only a good life but eventually, also a good end.
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