Join Pastor Stephanie and Steve Kennedy for a six-week study on Being Mortal beginning Wednesday, February 3rd from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Zoom. Books are $10 and can be ordered or purchased from Pastor Stephanie. This is worthy work whether you are thinking of yourself, aging parents, or dear friends.
Being Mortal Synopsis
Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.
Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted to safety, battle with residents over the food they can eat, and the choices they can make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients’ anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are shortening lives instead of improving them.
In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Here he examines its ultimate limitations and failures―in his own practices as well as others’―as life draws to a close. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows how the goal is not a good death but a good life―all the way to the very end.