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In the Armstrong Conference Room
Modern medicine can perform miracles, but it is primarily concerned with preserving life rather than dealing with end-of-life issues. Drawing on his experiences observing and helping terminally ill patients, prominent surgeon and journalist Atul Gawande offers a timely account of how modern Americans cope with decline and mortality. In this book, more than four months on the NYT best seller list, Dr. Gawande discusses the more humane assistance options for dependent elderly patients and how hospice care can prolong life without diminishing its quality. “Compelling. Beautiful. A narrative that draws you in and makes you rethink the questions you need to be asking”.