Browseabout Book Club - Being Mortal

The Browseabout Book Club will be meeting to discuss Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.

Bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending
Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.

Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

The Browseabout Book Club is facilitated by Sherry Chappelle, and meets on the third Sunday of each month, September through May. Meetings begin at 3:30 PM and are generally over around 5:00. Come for one discussion, or come for them all. No registration is required - new members are welcomed, and old members are treasured.

Purchase books at Browseabout for 10% off the price - please let the staff member know you are buying it for the book club. Hot beverages from Browseabout's cafe are half price during the meeting.

Event date: 
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 3:30pm
Event address: 
133 Rehoboth Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971