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Being Mortal

Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

The book explores the limitations and failures of the medical profession in dealing with the processes of aging and dying, advocating for a more empathetic approach that prioritizes the quality of life and dignity of patients in their final days. It delves into the importance of understanding the goals and desires of individuals facing the end of life, and how healthcare can better support these personal values and provide more meaningful care.

Key points:

1. Modern Medicine's Shortcomings: Gawande notes that despite progress, modern medicine often neglects patients' emotional and psychological needs, especially those with terminal illnesses.

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