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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Metropolitan Books
Publication date October 7, 2014
Pages 282
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805095159
ISBN-10 0805095152
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.88 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
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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.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780805095159 Book cover for 9781410478122
 
1 lrg edition from Thorndike Pr (April 1, 2015)
9781410478122 | details & prices | 437 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.14 lbs | List price $31.99
About: 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 endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable.
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1 edition from Metropolitan Books (October 7, 2014)
9780805095159 | details & prices | 282 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $26.00
About: 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 endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable.
With M. S. Venkataramani | from Asia Book Corp of Amer (June 1, 1979); titled "Quit India: American Response to the 1942 Struggle"
Paperback
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from Picador USA (January 24, 2017)
9781250076229 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $16.00
About: Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, and Chicago Tribune, now in paperback with a new reading group guideMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable.
Large print edition from Large Print Pr (September 20, 2016)
9781594139246 | details & prices | List price $16.00
About: 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 endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable.
1 int edition from Picador USA (September 1, 2015)
9781250081247 | details & prices | 282 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $16.00
About: 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.
With Michael Stubbs | 2 edition from Routledge Kegan & Paul (October 1, 1983); titled "Language, Schools and Classrooms"
9780416356403 | details & prices | List price $8.95
This edition also contains Language, Schools and Classrooms
About: The role of language is central in education – but there is much debate about the exact relation between children’s language and their educational success.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Robert Petkoff (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from St Martins Pr (October 7, 2014)
9781427244239 | details & prices | 4.25 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $34.99
About: 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.

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