Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Illness, Medicine, and What Matters in the End
In this international best seller, surgeon and writer Atul Gawande explores the modern experience of mortality - what it's like to age and to die, and how medicine has changed this, and how it hasn't, as well as where our ideas about death have 'gone wrong'.
The ultimate goal is after all, not to have a 'good death' but a good life, all the way to the very end.
"Being Mortal is not only wise and deeply moving, it is an essential and insightful book for our time" Oliver Sacks
"Gawande's most powerful and moving book" Malcolm Gladwell