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Being Mortal Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release : 07 October 2014
  • ISBN : 9781627790550
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 3774 voters

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#1 New York Times Bestseller In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

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Being Mortal

Being Mortal
  • Author : Atul Gawande
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • ISBN : 9781627790550
GET THIS BOOKBeing Mortal

#1 New York Times Bestseller In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin

The Politics of Being Mortal

The Politics of Being Mortal
  • Author : Alfred G. Killilea
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 1988-01-01
  • ISBN : 0813116430
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While much has been written in recent years on death and dying, there has been little treatment of how people cope with death in the absence of religious belief, and virtually no examination of the potential political repercussions of a wider acceptance of mortality in American society. Alfred Killilea's strikingly original book revolves around a central irony: though the subject of death has been largely shunned in American culture lest it rob life of meaning and contentment, confronting death may

Bearing Witness

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  • Author : Courtney S. Campbell
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-09-09
  • ISBN : 9781532662751
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In Bearing Witness, Courtney S. Campbell draws on his experience as a teacher, scholar, and a bioethics consultant to propose an innovative interpretation of the significance of religious values and traditions for bioethics and health care. The book offers a distinctive exposition of a covenantal ethic of gift-response-responsibility-transformation that informs a quest for meaning in the profound choices that patients, families, and professionals face in creating, sustaining, and ending life. Campbell's account of "bearing witness" offers new understandings of formative

Being Mortal

Being Mortal
  • Author : Atul Gawande
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • ISBN : 1781253943
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In Being Mortal, Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of ageing and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. And he emerges with story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that range from the curious to the profound: What happens to people's teeth as they get old? Did human beings really commit senecide, the sacrifice of the elderly? Why do the

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2022-12-02
  • ISBN : 0271046449
GET THIS BOOKRevolutionary Saints: Heidegger, National Socialism, and Antinomian Politics

Heidegger's connection with Nazism is well known and has been exhaustively debated. But we need to understand better why Heidegger believed National Socialism to be the best cure for the ills of modern society. In this book Christopher Rickey examines the internal logic of Heidegger's ideas to explain how they led him to become a powerful critic of liberalism and a Nazi supporter. Key to Rickey's interpretation is the radically antinomian conception of religiosity he finds at the core of

The Cambridge Companion to Bertrand Russell

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  • Author : Nicholas Griffin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-06-23
  • ISBN : 9781139825818
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Bertrand Russell ranks as one of the giants of twentieth-century philosophy. Through his books, journalism, correspondence and political activity he exerted a profound influence on modern thought. This companion centers on Russell's contributions to modern philosophy and, therefore, concentrates on the early part of his career. There are chapters on Russell's contributions to the foundations of mathematics, and on his development of logical methods in philosophy and their application to such fields as epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophy of language.

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  • Author : A. A. Long,D. N. Sedley
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1987-04-09
  • ISBN : 0521275563
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  • Author : Mark S. McLeod-Harrison
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31
  • ISBN : 9781532618161
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If humans are not capable of immortality, then eschatological doctrines of heaven and hell make little sense. On that Christians agree. But not all Christians agree on whether humans are essentially immortal. Some hold that the early church was right to borrow from the ancient Greek philosophers and to bring their sense of immortality to bear on the interpretation of biblical passages about the afterlife. Others, however, suggest that we are inherently mortal, and only conditionally immortal. This latter view

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  • Author : Nathan Carlin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781000474862
GET THIS BOOKContemporary Physician-Authors

This book examines the phenomenon of physician-authors. Focusing on the books that contemporary doctors write--the stories that they tell--with contributors critically engaging their work. A selection of original chapters from leading scholars in medical and health humanities analyze the literary output of doctors, including Oliver Sacks, Danielle Ofri, Atul Gawande, Louise Aronson, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Abraham Verghese. Discussing issues of moral meaning in the works of contemporary doctor-writers, from memoir to poetry, this collection reflects some of the diversity of

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  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1988-07-29
  • ISBN : 0521357683
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What Tends to Be

What Tends to Be
  • Author : Rani Lill Anjum,Stephen Mumford
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-11
  • ISBN : 9781351009799
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People tend to enjoy listening to music or watching television, sleeping at night and celebrating birthdays. Plants tend to grow and thrive in sunlight and mild temperatures. We also know that tendencies are not perfectly regular and that there are patterns in the natural world, which are reliable to a degree, but not absolute. What should we make of a world where things tend to be one way but could be another? Is there a position between necessity and possibility?

Secundum Naturam (According to Nature)

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  • Author : Ron Hall
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2020-04-09
  • ISBN : 9781716012112
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Stoicism is a logical philosophy. Herein, one may learn to reason like a Stoic, which leads to making progress toward living in accord with nature, and from which an abiding happiness is produced. Secundum Naturam is an exploration of Stoicism, given the thesis that the philosophical doctrines derive from Stoic logic. Itself, Stoic logic derives from one, first principle: contradiction does not exist in nature, although we contradict nature when we err. The connectives, modalities, and argument resolutions are all

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  • Author : R.C. Howell
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • ISBN : 9789401580205
GET THIS BOOKKant’s Transcendental Deduction

The argument of the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories in the Critique of Pure Reason is the deepest and most far-reaching in philosophy. In his new book, Robert Howell interprets main themes of the Deduction using ideas from contemporary philosophy and intensional logic, thereby providing a keener grasp of Kant's many subtleties than has hitherto been available. No other work pursues Kant's argument through every twist and turn with the careful, logically detailed attention maintained here. Surprising new accounts of

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  • Author : Sujata Iyengar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781317620075
GET THIS BOOKDisability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body

This book considers early modern and postmodern ideals of health, vigor, ability, beauty, well-being, and happiness, uncovering and historicizing the complex negotiations among physical embodiment, emotional response, and communally-sanctioned behavior in Shakespeare's literary and material world. The volume visits a series of questions about the history of the body and how early modern cultures understand physical ability or vigor, emotional competence or satisfaction, and joy or self-fulfillment. Individual essays investigate the purported disabilities of the "crook-back" King Richard III or

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-07
  • ISBN : 9780198855101
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Putting Properties First considers the metaphysics of natural science. It develops and defends a contemporary metaphysical theory of natural modality called 'Modal Platonism', which puts properties first in the metaphysical hierarchy. According to this theory, natural properties-such as mass and charge-are fundamental entities which ground the laws of nature and the behavioural dispositions of physical things. This theory differs from other 'properties-first' approaches in two main ways. First, it views properties as Platonic universals, which exist even if they are