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

Being Mortal

Reviewed by Terry (Library Staff)

This book was especially timely for me. My 88 year old mother, who up until she fell & broke her leg, worked part time 3 days a week and led an active life. She insisted on moving back to her apartment and we were so concerned for her safety, constantly advising on what we thought was best for her. This book helped me understand Mom’s continuing need for independence & a productive life. Gawande writes of freer, more socially fulfilling nursing home models, where quality of life is the goal. He also addresses hospice care. Everyone should read this book.

Located in Adult Nonfiction (362.175 GAW)

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