palliative care

This is not an easy book to read. But it's an essential book to read. Atul Gawande is a surgeon and writer who brings deep resources of professional and personal experience to bear on the very core of what we all face: physical decline and death. Chapter 2 is essentially a  litany of what happens to our bodies and minds as we age. It's sobering... Full Article
Dying can be a messy business. Though we probably all hope to die peacefully in our sleep, at home in our beds, statistics show that few do. Often, death is a process that, in spite of, or often because of modern medicine, can take days, even weeks, typically in hospitals or nursing homes. The transition can be fraught with fear and suffering. The... Full Article