Being mortal medicine and what matters in the end
—Gawande, Atul, author.
Large Print
2015
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Modern medicine has transformed the dangers of childbirth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the face of our inevitable aging and death, what it can do often runs counter to what it should do. Now Atul Gawande reveals the suffering this has produced. He examines the profession's limitations and failures as life draws to a close, and he shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death, but a good life -- until the very end.

Item Details
Series:
Thorndike Press large print basic series.
Thorndike Press large print basic.
Subjects:
Aging -- Physiological aspects.
Critical care medicine.
Death -- Attitudes.
Large type books.
Prognosis.
Quality of life.
Terminal care.
ISBN:
9781594139246
9781410478122
1594139245
1410478122
Edition:
Large print edition.
Description:
437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
large print.
Notes:
Originally published: New York : Henry Holt & Company, 2014.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-428).
LCCN:
2014048602
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