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Big Ideas Discussion Group

  • Le Boulanger 20488 Stevens Creek Boulevard Cupertino, CA, 95014 United States (map)

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

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.

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Earlier Event: January 13
Susan Dennard and Alexandra Bracken
Later Event: January 16
Fiction Discussion Group