Being Mortal by Atul Gawande is the most courageous and moving book about the realities of aging, and death. It tells the limits of medicine to extend life, cure diseases, and any other medical practices. The reality of dying and the acceptance of the notion of quality life. Not only the life being enjoyed for the start by also life at its end.
He recounts about his father dying and also to his failures in his profession. It is a must read for all Americans. It is one of the most moving and courageous books ever written. Atul Gawande has yet made another bestseller not only today but for years to come.
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This book could be a game changer, if enough people read it and take it to heart. Atul Gawande addresses end-of-life care, and how we’re getting it wrong, both within the medical establishment and in our families.
Dr. Gawande’s book focuses both on medical procedures and living conditions in later life. He addresses the reality that as people near the end of life, decisions about their living situation are primarily aimed at ensuring safety at the expense of retaining autonomy, especially when adult children are making the decisions. “We want autonomy for ourselves and safety for those we love,” a friend tells the author. We mistakenly treat elders as children, Dr. Gawande says, when we deny them the right to make choices, even bad choices. People of any age want the right to lock their doors, set the temperature they want, dress how they like, eat what they want, admit visitors only when they’re in the mood. Yet, nursing homes (and even assisted living communities) are geared toward making these decisions for people in order to keep them safe, gain government funds, and ensure a routine for the facility.
– N.B. Kennedy
In this new book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Gawande looks at the problems of the aging population and inevitability of death. He points out that you don’t have to spend much time with the elderly or those with terminal conditions to see how common it is for modern medicine to fail the people it is supposed to be helping. In speaking of elder care he sadly points out that “Our reluctance to honestly examine the experience of aging and dying has increased the harm and suffering we inflict on people and has denied them the basic comforts they need most”. Many physicians are so hell bent on preserving life that they cause horrible and unnecessary suffering.
– Miss Barbara
As a fan of Gawande’s previous books and someone whose personal life is currently very much about the topics covered here, I found this a much-needed and absorbing read. Its honesty is sobering (and possibly shocking to those not intimately familiar with what passes for “healthcare” today in the United States).
Until you or a loved one are dealing with the healthcare/medical “system” these days, you can’t imagine how much it can negatively affect your quality of life, no matter what your actual medical condition is or your life expectancy. We will all face aging, illness and death…sooner or later. But inevitably. We need more humanity and compassion from each and every person in the healthcare/medical system today. (If only they WOULD read this and get trained in how better to deliver the experience that patients—aka “customers” if you want to use the lingo of business, which healthcare has turned into.)
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