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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Being Mortal Presention

So I did my report on "Being Mortal Medicine and what matters at the end by Atul Gawande."  We've been talking about being mortal and how we would like to share our last moments and memories with our family. This book was very easy to read and understand. The author examples when we are younger we really don't think about dying and as we get older it starts to understand and come to terms that it is a part of life.The Author did a good job comparing and contrasting how the younger and the older generation has differ from each other over time.
 First he compares a women name Alice to his grandfather. Alice was a 55 year old women when her husband died leaving her with two kids and a house. Once Alice kids got older they left her in the house alone to continue their lives. And to Alice that was ok. She took care of daily house including mowing the lawn and garden work. Gawande father  met Alice and didn't feel comfortable with her leaving alone.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the most important books by a physician in recent years, and required reading for anyone dealing with mortal illness either at first hand or with a loved one. Gawande's honest account of dealing with his father's illness contains priceless lessons for us all, and perhaps especially for medical professionals whose education did not prepare them to treat mortally ill patients with the honesty and respect a good death requires.