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Book Discussions > Being Moral (Atul Gawande)

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❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 6 comments Mod
This book had terrific, heart wrenching examples of individuals and families dealing with challenging palliative decisions. The author used very personal examples (including his own father) throughout the book. He shared how difficult it was for his own family to make decisions even though his father, his mother and himslef were all physicians and well versed in health care. It is a difficult reality but all of us have a finite time on earth and need to consider our advanced care plans. Reading this book is a good start to opening the dialogue with family and friends about advance care planning.


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K.J. Baglole | 1 comments Coming from the perspective of a physician makes this book somewhat more
Compelling than other books in this genre. Although his "discovery" of the Eden alternative in long term care is a few years behind the times. I would agree that this tome should compel folks to do their Advanced Care Planning well in advance!

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