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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Autor: Gawande, Atul

Editorial: Picador

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)

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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End : Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.

Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients' anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them.

In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures - in his own practices as well as others' - as life draws to a close. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life - all the way to the very end. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ciencias Sociales   Death & Dying
Medicina   Health Policy

ISBN 13:9781250076229
ISBN 10:1250076226
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:287
Tamaño:8.30" l x 5.41" w x 0.90" h
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