At end of life, strive for the best day possible

atul gawande being mortal book coverSurgeon Atul Gawande has written a book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” and from which he wrote an opinion piece for the The New York Times on Oct-5-2014.

This essay describes one thing he learned from a patient/friend’s end of life: strive for the best day possible, based on what you care about the most. Having hospice care at home, even just for 6 weeks, allowed this music teacher to set goals, accomplish them, and say her goodbyes. It is a very touching essay. Please enjoy it!

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