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  • Writer's pictureLisa Cox

Being Mortal: What is a good life, and a good death?

Our first reading recommendation for The Doula Files Bookshelf is Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. In this engaging book, Gawande, a medical doctor, addresses the questions raised by aging and terminal illness, aided by modern medicine- and how modern medicine neglects the more nuanced questions of going beyond managing symptoms and creating a better end of life experience.