Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Being Mortal - Atul Gawande

Good read.

The book talks about the uncomfortable topic of old age, healthcare and the inevitable mortality. memento mori ? The increasing reliance on our healthcare to 'fix' problems, and how at some stage its at variance with what we want from life anyway. Covers the more relevant topics about how exactly do we deal with our mortality. What are the tradeoffs to make, after all longevity at tremendous pain and medical cost is hardly the way to go, but we end up going there, because its a difficult topic to talk about.

Definitely worth reading and mulling over.


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