Back of Beyond Books Conversation Series: Being Mortal

Date: March 01, 2018

Time: 7:00 AM

Location: Back of Beyond Books


Back of Beyond Books Conversation Series: Being Mortal

Gawande, a practicing surgeon examines the medical professions ultimate limitations and failures as life draws to a close for their patients.  He asserts that we can do better. Gawande follows a hospice nurse on her rounds, a geriatrician in his clinic, and reformers turning nursing homes upside down. He finds people who show us how to have the hard conversations and how to ensure we never sacrifice what people really care about. Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death, but a good life—all the way to the very end.

Discussion facilitated by Shari Zollinger (Back of Beyond Events Manager) and Jessica Walsh (Hospice Director). Books available to buy at Back of Beyond Books.