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

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

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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
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending 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. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end
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Gawande, Atul
Dewey number
362.17/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
R726.8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Terminal care
  • Critical care medicine
  • Aging
  • Quality of life
  • Social sciences
Label
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end, Atul Gawande, (ebook)
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Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 13, 2014)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Activities of daily living -- Things fall apart -- Dependence -- Assistance -- A better life -- Letting go -- Hard conversations -- Courage
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781627790550
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
EB00527746
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2DA23993-41CB-4C04-B08F-6ACD579B9D97
System control number
  • ocn893161627
  • (OCoLC)893161627
Label
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end, Atul Gawande, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 13, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Activities of daily living -- Things fall apart -- Dependence -- Assistance -- A better life -- Letting go -- Hard conversations -- Courage
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781627790550
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00527746
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2DA23993-41CB-4C04-B08F-6ACD579B9D97
System control number
  • ocn893161627
  • (OCoLC)893161627

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