Dr. Atul Gawande shares his experience as a physician and the son of a dying father in this powerful book about changing the philosophy of end-of-life care. While medicine has been used to make us live longer, it may not be the solution for everyone. By talking with patients and family members and other medical professionals, Gawande discovered that people want to live their life in a way that makes them happy and fulfilled. It’s not about extending life, but extending the quality of life for people.
Gawande encourages everyone to have the difficult conversations with their loved ones to ensure that we can provide them dignity and happiness. This is a must-read for anyone in the Sandwich Generation.