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

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

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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 Gawande
Title variation
  • Being mortal
  • Medicine and what matters in the end
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.02/9
Index
no index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.G39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print Basic
Label
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end, Atul Gawande
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Henry Holtt & Company, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-428)
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The independent self -- Things fall apart -- Dependence -- Assistance -- A better life -- Letting go -- Hard conversations -- Courage
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410478122
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2014048602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899228974
  • 554559
  • (OCoLC)ocn899228974
  • 554559
Label
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end, Atul Gawande
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Henry Holtt & Company, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-428)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The independent self -- Things fall apart -- Dependence -- Assistance -- A better life -- Letting go -- Hard conversations -- Courage
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410478122
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2014048602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899228974
  • 554559
  • (OCoLC)ocn899228974
  • 554559

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