Being Mortal

51SBeAGcJCL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Being Mortal by Atul Gawande is an amazing book. I had started it a year ago in print and abandoned it. This time, I tried it on Libby (Audible from the library). I just loved it. It’s sad and difficult to listen to (who wants to know about aging), but wonderful as well. Gawande walks through end of life decisions and doctors’ training (or lack thereof) and involvement in those decisions as well as nursing home and assisted living facilities and the history behind them. He wrestles with the idea that we, those left behind by the dying, make decisions that aren’t necessarily those that improve quality of life. It’s a great piece and really good as an audiobook.

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