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Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande.

Gawande, Atul, (author.).

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library LP 362.17 Gawande Atul (Text) 27440924 Adult Large Print Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Jennie Erwin Branch LP 362.17 Gawande Atul (Text) 22960001043040 Adult Large Print Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Lobeco Branch LP 362.175 GAW (Text) 0530010471254 Adult Large Print Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library LP 362.17 GAW (Text) 33255003268498 Adult Large Print Non-Fiction Available -
Kershaw - Elgin Library LP 362.17 GAW (Text) 33255003416048 Adult Large Print Non-Fiction Available -
York - Clover Branch 362.175 GAWANDE (Text) 33205012218935 Adult Large Print Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410478122
  • ISBN: 1410478122
  • Physical Description: 437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.

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General Note:
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.
Originally published: New York : Henry Holtt & Company, 2014.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
Through interviews with doctors, stories from and about health care providers (such as the woman who pioneered the notion of “assisted living” for the elderly)—and eventually, by way of the story of his own father’s dying, Gawande examines the cracks in the system of health care to the aged (i.e. 97 percent of medical students take no course in geriatrics) and to the seriously ill who might have different needs and expectations than the ones family members predict. (One striking example: the terminally ill former professor who told his daughter that “quality of life” for him meant the ongoing ability to enjoy chocolate ice cream and watch football on TV. If medical treatments might remove those pleasures, well, then, he wasn’t sure he would submit to such treatments.) Doctors don’t listen, Gawande suggests—or, more accurately, they don’t know what to listen for. -- review.
Subject: Terminal care.
Critical care medicine.
Aging > Physiological aspects.
Death > Attitudes.
Quality of life.
Large type books.

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