Being Mortal

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For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern experience of mortality - about what it's like to get old and die, how medicine has changed this and how it hasn't, where our ideas about death have gone wrong. With his trademark mix of perceptiveness and sensitivity, Atul Gawande outlines a story that crosses the globe, as he examines his experiences as a surgeon and those of his patients and family, and learns to accept the limits of what he can do. Never before has aging been such an important topic. The systems that we have put in place to manage our mortality are manifestly failing; but, as Gawande reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. The ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life - all the way to the very end. Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection. WELLCOME COLLECTION Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death. Wellcome Collection is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive, funding over 14,000 researchers and projects in more than 70 countries. wellcomecollection.org

Vorwort
The international bestseller: an emotionally searing account of death, dying and medicine, from a member of President-elect Biden's new Covid-19 taskforce

Autorentext
Atul Gawande is a surgeon, writer and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is also Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He writes regularly for the New Yorker, and is the author of Better (9781861976574), Complications (9781846681325) and The Checklist Manifesto (9781846683145). In 2021, Atul Gawande was selected as a member of Joe Biden's twelve-person Covid-19 task force. Published in partnership with Wellcome Collection. wellcomecollection.org

Klappentext

The number 1 New York Times bestseller, now in paperback from the international bestselling author of Better, Complications and The Checklist Manifesto and Reith Lecturer 2014, BEING MORTAL is a revolutionary and emotionally searing account of death, dying and medicine.



Zusammenfassung
From the international bestselling author of Better, Complications and The Checklist Manifesto and Reith Lecturer 2014, a revolutionary and emotionally searing account of death, dying and medicine.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Being Mortal
Untertitel
Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End
Autor
EAN
9781846685828
ISBN
1846685826
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Profile Books
Veröffentlichung
01.07.2015
Anzahl Seiten
282
Gewicht
250g
Größe
H198mm x B131mm x T23mm
Jahr
2015
Untertitel
Englisch
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