Your quick and simple summary and analysis of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
In this audiobook, you'll find:
An introduction to Gawande's main concepts
Time-saving chapter summaries
Analysis and commentary
A guide to additional resources, including helpful articles, books, and videos
Gawande is a decorated surgeon and Harvard professor. In his most intriguing work yet, he addresses the ultimate tension in modern medicine between saving and extending lives and providing a good quality of life for those who are dying. He writes logically and passionately that quality of life, not longer life, is what the dying really want, offering both data and poignant stories to support his argument. He also provides examples of more patient-focused models for caring for the elderly.
Please note that this summary is not the original book and is meant to be heard as a supplement to the original.
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Best to listen while reading the original book
Elders taking care
Powerful message and viewpoints on caring for the elderly.
No I haven't
It's a summary so it scratches the surface and it can be hard to fully relate without the original material. I think it is a good companion to the original book (listening while reading the original is nice) but falls short as a standalone audiobook.
- Sam Handwich