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Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end
Title:
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end
ISBN:
9780805095159
Physical Description:
282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents:
The independent self -- Things fall apart -- Dependence -- Assistance -- A better life -- Letting go -- Hard conversations -- Courage.
Abstract:
Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York, New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2014.