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Summary

Your quick and simple summary and analysis of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

In this audiobook, you'll find:

  • An introduction to Gawande's main concepts
  • Time-saving chapter summaries
  • Analysis and commentary
  • A guide to additional resources, including helpful articles, books, and videos

Gawande is a decorated surgeon and Harvard professor. In his most intriguing work yet, he addresses the ultimate tension in modern medicine between saving and extending lives and providing a good quality of life for those who are dying. He writes logically and passionately that quality of life, not longer life, is what the dying really want, offering both data and poignant stories to support his argument. He also provides examples of more patient-focused models for caring for the elderly.

Please note that this summary is not the original book and is meant to be heard as a supplement to the original.

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  • michelle
  • 25-02-18

Not enough

Better to get the complete book. Not enough information to justify cost. Will not get symmetries again

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  • Truckee Ned
  • 23-01-18

Read by a computer?

The name of the narrator on this book is “Tom Cruise“. It’s clearly not the same Tom Cruise you were used to seeing in the movies.

My second thought was that this book was written, and was being read by a computer. The voice was so dispassionate in an interested that it was a little offputting.

However, the summation of the book was pretty good and the analysis as well. It was a good refresher for a book club Meeting in a couple of days – after I read the book 6 months ago

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  • Sam Handwich
  • 24-02-16

Best to listen while reading the original book

If you could sum up Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande in three words, what would they be?

Elders taking care

What did you like best about this story?

Powerful message and viewpoints on caring for the elderly.

Have you listened to any of Tom Kruse’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nothing extreme

Any additional comments?

It's a summary so it scratches the surface and it can be hard to fully relate without the original material. I think it is a good companion to the original book (listening while reading the original is nice) but falls short as a standalone audiobook.

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