Author: Atul Gawande
Genre: Non-Fiction, Standalone
Personal Rating: 3.5/5 (good)
Format/Narrator: Audiobook/Robert Petkoff
Yearly Count: 23
As a practicing surgeon, Gawande is attuned to both sides of the medical field - giving and receiving. His goal is to bring to light the fact that we may treat the end of life in a less than perfect fashion. He focuses on the general aspect of getting older when a person is healthy and when medication is needed.
I found the book to be somewhat redundant and not new. However, if the world would take notice and implement Gawande's findings (when appropriate), life could continue to be self-driven even at its ending.
Thoughts of Joy