“Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

Gawande is a wonderful writer who does a good job moving back and forth between the clinical and personal/anecdotal parts of his story.  This could be a bit formulaic, but one of his case-studies is his own father and I found that rescues it from that fate.  A moving and thoughtful discussion of the role of the medical profession in the lives of people with terminal illness or who are nearing death.

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