Book Discussion on "Being Mortal"

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 8:45am - 9:30am
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 sometimes seem to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. 
Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. 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. Books are available for check-out in the church office.
 

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:02 am in Upcoming Events.

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