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Published on Aug 20, 2015
“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” Atul Gawande’s masterful exploration of aging, death, and the medical profession’s mishandling of both, is his best and most personal book yet — though a little depressing, until you get to the parakeets.
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In the first half, Gawande details, through intimate stories of his patients’ and his own relatives’ experiences, the realities of old age in modern America: broken hips and dementia, overwhelmed families and bank account-draining geriatric care, loneliness and loss of independence. Then, Gawande introduces Bill Thomas, who, as a young doctor in the early ’90s, proposed a radical idea: Treat old people like people.In one of the most moving passages in the book, Gawande’s father, in hospice, rises from his wheelchair to hear his son lecture at their hometown university. “I was almost overcome just witnessing it,” Gawande writes.
He’s awed not only by his father’s strength, but by the hospice care that helped the dying man articulate what mattered most to him, and to do it. Gawande thinks, as he watches his proud father climb the bleachers, “Here is what a different kind of care — a different kind of medicine — makes possible.”
We need to know:
1. What is your understanding of where you are and of your illness? 2. Your fears or worries for the future 3. Your goals and priorities 4. What outcomes are unacceptable to you? What are you willing to sacrifice and not? And later, 5. What would a good day look like?
Asking these allows everybody to understand what the goal really is — what are you really fighting for? It’s for a life that contains certain things.