Book Discussion: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Join us as we discuss Dr. Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of injury and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should. Through eye-opening research and stories of his own patients and family, Dr. Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced and examines the limitations of his own practice. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows that the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life—all the way to the very end.
Sponsored by the Como Health Club of HealthPartners Como Clinic.
1–2:30 PM at the 5-5-1 Club
Register by: Thursday, October 13