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A Review of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gwande

A Review of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gwande

Bravo to Atul Gwande for writing a book about the end of life that is both a pleasure to read and chock full of vital information about what happens in our current health care system when our bodies fail us in old age or fatal illness. If we are not prepared with some kind of self-determination and perspective, we are doomed to emotional overwhelm and confusion in trying to make the best decisions about our medical options and care.