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生命終有盡頭,最重要的是

身為資深外科醫師,長年在現代醫學最前線服務,親身經歷父親的臨終與死亡之後,他體悟到醫者的極限,因而開始一場最深刻而誠實的思索:當生命接近終點,當更多用藥與治療只能延長壽命,卻將活著的品質與喜樂蠶食鯨吞,如何是好?倘若生死是場戰役,將軍該堅持戰到最後一兵一卒全都倒下,還是更艱難地,決定何時何地投降?身為醫者與家屬,作者深入醫療體制與個體生命,以無比的勇氣、智慧與慈悲,為人們更有尊嚴的謝幕尋找解答。

In Being Mortal, Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of aging 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 aged so dread nursing homes and hospitals? How should someone give another person the dreadful news that they will die? This is a story told only as Atul Gawande can - penetrating people's lives and also the systems that have evolved to govern our mortality. Those systems, he observes, routinely fail to serve - or even acknowledge - people's needs and priorities beyond mere survival. And the consequences are devastating lives, families, and even whole economies. But, as he reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. Atul Gawande has delivered an engrossing tale of science, history and remarkable characters in the vein of Oliver Sacks.








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誠品26碼 /2680926194007
ISBN 13 /9781781253946
ISBN 10 /1781253943
EAN /9781781253946

頁數288
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
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