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Being mortal : illness, medicine and what matters in the end

Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Hove : Joosr, [2015]
Series: A Joosr guide to.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More and more people are dying in nursing homes and hospitals, often alone and miserable. But there is a better way. Find out about the alternative choices you can make about your medical care to give you more comfort and control at the end of your life. In Being Mortal Dr. Atul Gawande's discusses the struggle with mental and physical deterioration that most people experience as the end of their life draws near. We  Read more...
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A Joosr Guide to ... Being Mortal by Atul Gawande : Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End.
Hove : Bokish Ltd, ©2015
Named Person: Atul Gawande
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Atul Gawande
ISBN: 9781785670343 1785670344
OCLC Number: 911391167
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Copyright Page; Contents; What's it about?; Medical treatment can only go so far; Asking the right questions can make all the difference; People today tend to outlive the functionality of their bodies; All people like to have some control and independence; Nursing homes and elderly facilities can feel like prisons; The elderly need assistance, but not to be controlled; Elderly facilities and services should improve the quality of life; Final summary; Now read the book.
Series Title: A Joosr guide to.
Other Titles: A Joosr guide to being mortal by Atul Gawande :
Responsibility: Atul Gawande.
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More and more people are dying in nursing homes and hospitals, often alone and miserable. But there is a better way. Find out about the alternative choices you can make about your medical care to give you more comfort and control at the end of your life. In Being Mortal Dr. Atul Gawande's discusses the struggle with mental and physical deterioration that most people experience as the end of their life draws near. We are often persuaded to make health care decisions that will prolong our lives as long as possible, without considering the amount of suffering that we might experience in the process. Dr. Gawande promotes his idea of a better way, in which we trade off a little bit more time for a much better quality of life until the end. You will learn: ℗ʺ How to stop unnecessary suffering in the healthcare system ℗ʺ Why assisted living facilities are the best option for more freedom and a better quality of life ℗ʺ How you can take control of the rest of your life with health decisions that will promote the most comfort until the very end.

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