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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. 

Author and physician Atul Gawande analyzes the diverse and problematic landscape of end-of-life care. By providing examples of the good and bad, Gawande shows that we as a society can do much better for the elderly and dying.

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Synopsis of the original book
A detailed look at our current "medical approach" to death
An argument for a more palliative approach to death and dying
An in-depth editorial review
Background on the author


About the original book: Gawande’s book is a measured, insightful criticism of the medical model of end-of-life care. He convincingly shows that a palliative model of care not only improves the quality of our last days, but it even seems to prolong life better than its counterpart. Anyone interested in end-of-life issues, ethics, gerontology, or medicine will enjoy this book, but Gawande’s anecdotal style makes this an appealing, approachable listen for just about anyone. 

DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way.

GENRE
Science & Nature
NARRATOR
SH
Satauna Howery
LENGTH
00:37
hr min
RELEASED
2018
July 24
PUBLISHER
ZIP Reads
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
27.2
MB