Being Mortal: by Atul Gawande: Medicine and What Matters in the End  Conversation Starters - Daily Books

Being Mortal: by Atul Gawande: Medicine and What Matters in the End Conversation Starters

By Daily Books

  • Release Date: 2016-05-07
  • Genre: Study Aids
Score: 2.5
From 9 Ratings


Being Mortal: by Atul Gawande | Conversation Starters

Being Mortal, Atul Gawande's latest medical book, tackles the difficult task of talking about topics of mortality and death. Gawande presents readers with his own experiences observing people in end-of-life care. He shows readers what end-of-life care is like in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living homes, and hospice. He shows readers the downfall of a medical system that is solely focused on keeping the patient alive rather than focusing on their quality of life. Gawande gives readers a glimpse into what end-of-life care is like and the difficult decisions that must be made during this time through real-life stories of individuals and their families facing end-of-life care. 
Being Mortal became the basis for a “Frontline” documentary on the television network PBS in 2015. It received a longlist nomination for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction in 2014. 

A Brief Look Inside:

than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, 
and the characters and its world still live on. 
Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to 
bring us beneath the surface of the page 
and invite us into the world that lives on. 

These questions can be used to.. 

Create Hours of Conversation:

Foster a deeper understanding of the book 
Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups 
Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately 
Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before 

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  • This is not the BOOK.

    By Tinabean1014
    I paid the $3.99 because I thought I was buying the book! NOWHERE in the description does it say “conversation starters”. It just has the book title and the authors name. If I had the time I would get my money back. Shame on you guys. I don’t want to buy a book about how to TALK about the book. I wan the f%^#*ing BOOK.