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Atul Gawande is a surgical resident in Boston and staff writer on medicine and science for The New Yorker. A former Rhodes scholar, he received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He lives with his wife and three children in Newton, Massachusetts. (Publisher Fact Sheets) Atul Gawande is a surgeon visa mer at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also the Executive Director of Ariadne Labs and chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally. He has written several books including Complications, Better, The Checklist Manifesto, and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. He has won the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science and two National Magazine Awards. He will be appearing at the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival in New Zealand. He won the prize for Adult Non-fiction in the Indies Choice Book Awards 2015 with Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Vedertaget namn
Gawande, Atul
Födelsedag
1965-11-05
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Bostadsorter
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Athens, Ohio, USA
Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Utbildning
Stanford University
Harvard Medical School (M.D.)
Harvard School of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Oxford University (Balliol College, P.P.E.)
Yrken
surgeon
professor
Federal bureaucrat
political advisor
writer
Columnist
Organisationer
Harvard University
Priser och utmärkelser
MacArthur Fellowship (2006)
Rhodes Scholar
Newsweek Magazine's 20 Most Influential South Asians
Agent
Tina Bennett
Kort biografi
Atul Gawande was born in Brooklyn. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Stanford University. As a Rhodes Scholar, he spent a year at Oxford University. After two years at Harvard Medical School he left to become Bill Clinton's health care lieutenant during the 1992 campaign, and became a senior adviser in the Department of Health and Human Services after President Clinton's inauguration. He returned to medical school and earned his M.D in 1994, as well as an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and is director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation. He is Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is also a staff writer on medicine and science for the New Yorker.

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This book should be required reading for anyone with aging parents. Who am I kidding? Everyone needs to read this because all of us will face these decisions someday for ourselves or for someone we love.

The book talks about death with dignity. What makes life worth living when your body is at the edge of failure? How much medicine is too much? How can we do the right thing to make care for the elderly better in assisted living homes?

I read this book a week after my Mother passed away. I feel comforted by the book because it supports the decisions that were made at the very end of her life but it makes me feel terrible about my own lack of interest in her life while she was living in assisted living.

Very readable despite the subject matter.
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hmonkeyreads | 280 andra recensioner | Jan 25, 2024 |
An important book, but gut wrenching to read. I wonder how many important conversations with loved ones will be started by people who read it. How much are you willing to suffer now for a chance at more time? How do you choose between options that are all terrifying? Who can you count on to decide for you when you can't decide for yourself? I hope all med students read it. One of the few light moments for me was how much doctors don't want to treat "Old Crocks" as we oldsters are known. I'm going to make a real effort not to seem vague and cranky next time I talk to a physician.… (mer)
 
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dhenn31 | 280 andra recensioner | Jan 24, 2024 |
Several years ago, when my husband and I spelled out our medical directives, I emphatically voiced to him that, if I became unable to communicate or move, I needed to have 2 conditions.
1. I needed to be near a window that opened to a cool breeze.
2. I needed to have a view of trees.

This books helps us understand why there is so so much more that needs to be included in that conversation.

If we are indeed the authors of our own story, we need to spend time and effort to craft the final chapter now. There won't be any opportunity for postscripts.… (mer)
 
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jemisonreads | 280 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2024 |
I found it a difficult read with too many anecdotal stories about people's suffering. The questions raised are not new but I guess it's good if it brings wider knowledge and more understanding to the dilemmas we all face as we age.
 
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ellink | 280 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2024 |

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