Being Mortal

  • Type: Books
  • By: Atul Gawande
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Monica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780805095159
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A book that informs us of what it means to live a life worthwhile in our final days.

In Being Mortal, Gawande urges us to have the difficult conversations with our loved ones that are nearing the end of their journey. He encourages us to ask questions that could make all the difference when the responsibility of tough decision making is passed from the sick or dying to the family. Questions that, if answered, could mean giving our loved ones autonomy, peace of mind, and happiness even in their most debilitating moments of life. Gawande reminds us that holding on to our humanity is essential to us our entire lives and with it comes certain needs in order to fulfill that desire. The same needs of any mortal, young or old, required to feel that we are human and leading our own lives. This is an important read for everyone, for we never know when it will be our time or that of the people dearest to us.