Being Mortal

Medicine and What Matters in the End

by | Editor: Holt
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| 6 total contributions of which 4 reviews , 2 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
笨孩子
Ha scritto il 29/03/17
I wish every md or healthcare professionals read this book. Death seems far and preventable in future. There should be discussion how everyone encounters it. It is a hard conversation but not a negligible one. Author did a very good job entails all t...Continua
Waleswong
Ha scritto il 16/11/16
"Old age is a continuous series of loss" "... like she was in prison (nursing home) for being old." "We've been wrong about what our job is in medicine. We think our job is to ensure health and survival. But really it is larger than that. It is to en...Continua
cindy
Ha scritto il 27/05/15

本來想給五顆星,聽到最後講到他父親的部分,我決定給六顆星。這是每個醫生及為人子女者或家有老人的人都該看的好書。

Memoriesfrombooks
Ha scritto il 30/12/14
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande takes on the conversation we so often avoid – the one about choices at the end of life. Writing with knowledge and compassion, he takes on different aspe...Continua

ilpuca
Ha scritto il Dec 20, 2014, 16:17
The simple view is that medicine exists to fight death and disease, and that is, of course, its most basic task. Death is the enemy. But the enemy has superior forces. Eventually, it wins. And in a war that you cannot win, you don’t want a general wh...Continua
ilpuca
Ha scritto il Dec 20, 2014, 16:15
You become a doctor for what you imagine to be the satisfaction of the work, and that turns out to be the satisfaction of competence. It is a deep satisfaction very much like the one that a carpenter experiences in restoring a fragile antique chest o...Continua

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