The Resource Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end, Atul Gawanda

Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end, Atul Gawanda

Label
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end
Title
Being mortal
Title remainder
medicine and what matters in the end
Statement of responsibility
Atul Gawanda
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Back cover
Cataloging source
SIITE
Dewey number
362.17/5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end, Atul Gawanda
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions (pages 283-287)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-277)
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922603039
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781250081247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u2664109
System control number
(OCoLC)922603039

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