Next Book Group: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

being mortalBook Group will meet on Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 a.m., and Friday, October 16, at noon, to discuss Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.

In his newest book, bestselling author Atul Gawande explores how medicine, centrally focused on improving life, can improve the process of its ending. Many innovations and advances in medicine have served to extend life, but too often are simply extending suffering. Gawande argues that improved quality of life is what patients and families really want. He offers examples of more fulfilling models of end-of-life care and explores the variety of hospice care that has been developed, showing how our healthcare system can foster not only a good life, but a good end.

Boston Children’s Hospital personnel are encouraged to join us in the AV Room in the Library on Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 a.m., or Friday, October 16, at noon, to participate in discussion about this book. If you would like to be added to our Book Group email distribution list, please contact Jessica LaBrie or Meaghan Muir.

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