BEING MORTAL: A FOLLOW UP

Thanks to everybody who came to the Field Notes Book Group’s discussion of Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal this past Saturday.  We had a great discussion and all, I think, learned something.

For anyone who wants to follow up and learn more about Gawande and the matters covered in his book, tomorrow night (Tuesday, June 21) WNET (Channel 13 in the New York metropolitan area) will be focusing on the book on Frontline at 10:00 p.m.  To quote from the description online, “FRONTLINE teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande’s new book, Being Mortal, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors — including Gawande himself — struggle to talk honestly and openly with their dying patients.”

 

 

 

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