Abhi Yerra's Reviews > Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
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it was amazing

The ancients feared an inglorious death, the moderns fear death.

This book is important for people to understand the limits of medicine not only I believe in when they are going to die but for everyday life. What is a life worth living? How can you make that your pursuit even to the end. At what point when you can’t pursuit what you want can you go in your own terms. What are the discussions that need to happen with your loved ones?

The book doesn’t claim to answer everything but it does give us the questions to answer ourselves. Different people want different things at the end but what seems to work is to consider the second order consequences of treatment the compromises and the issues you have to deal with when facing old age and death.

Highly recommended reading since most people do not have a plan for what they want at the end of their time.

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Reading Progress

March 6, 2019 – Started Reading
March 6, 2019 – Shelved
March 9, 2019 – Finished Reading

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