ATUL GAWANDE, Being Mortal. Illness, Medicine, and What Matters in the End, Profile Books, London, 2014

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] ATUL GAWANDE, Being Mortal. Illness, Medicine, and What Matters in the End, Profile Books, London, 2014

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] "I learn a lot of things in medical school, but mortality wasn't one of them." With these words Atul Gawande opens the introduction to his latest book. However, the volume lacks the distressing implications that characterize the theme of mortality. Gawande, in fact, tells the life and the time that brings men closer to the end. Once the sick and the elderly live together with their families, friends and, of course, the doctor; with which (not only) a relationship of care (but also of life) is established, enriching the meaning of the sharing of illness and the experience of death, grasping the preciousness (and the indispensability) of what makes us human .
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] ATUL GAWANDE, Being Mortal. Illness, Medicine, and What Matters in the End, Profile Books, London, 2014
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)365-367
Number of pages3
JournalRIVISTA ITALIANA DI MEDICINA LEGALE
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Medicina narrativa

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