Being mortal [medicine and what matters in the end]
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Contributors:
Petkoff, Robert, narrator.
Published:
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2014].
Format:
Audio CD
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
7 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
11 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
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Boulder Main Books on CD
D 362.175 Gawa
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D 362.175 Gawa
Due Sep 13, 2019
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D 362.175 Gawa
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Broomfield Books on CD
CD 362.175 Gawan
Due Sep 16, 2019
Lafayette Audio Collection
362.175 Gaw
On Shelf
Aug 16, 2019
Lafayette Audio Collection
362.175 Gaw
On Shelf
Dec 20, 2018
Lafayette Audio Collection
362.175 Gaw
Due Sep 13, 2019
Longmont Adult Nonfiction Compact Disc
CD 362.17 GAW
Due Sep 16, 2019
Longmont Adult Nonfiction Compact Disc
CD 362.17 GAW
Due Sep 4, 2019
Louisville Adult Books on CD
BOOKCD 362.175 GAW
On Shelf
Jul 22, 2019
Loveland Adult Nonfiction Book on CD
362.175 Gawande, A.
Due Sep 6, 2019
Description

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 seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.

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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781427244239
UPC:
9781427244239

Notes

General Note
Compact discs.
General Note
Subtitle from container.
General Note
Includes a bonus interview with the author.
General Note
Duration: 9:00:00.
Participants/Performers
Read by Robert Petkoff.
Description
Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.
Local note
BPL: some copies repackaged by Midwest Tape.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Gawande, A., & Petkoff, R. (2014). Being mortal: [medicine and what matters in the end]. Unabridged. [New York]: Macmillan Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gawande, Atul and Robert, Petkoff. 2014. Being Mortal: [medicine and What Matters in the End]. [New York]: Macmillan Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gawande, Atul and Robert, Petkoff, Being Mortal: [medicine and What Matters in the End]. [New York]: Macmillan Audio, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gawande, Atul,, and Robert Petkoff. Being Mortal: [medicine and What Matters in the End]. Unabridged. [New York]: Macmillan Audio, 2014.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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