By: Atul Gawande
Modern medicine has transformed the dangers of childbirthâ?? injuryâ?? and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the face of our inevitable aging and deathâ?? what it can do often runs counter to what it should do. Now Atul Gawande reveals the suffering this has produced. He examines the professionâ??s limitations and failures as life draws to a closeâ?? and he shows how the ultimate goal is not a good deathâ?? but a good life â?? until the very end.