What Should Medicine Do When It Can’t Save You?

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Dr. Atul Gawande — author of Being Mortal, totally required reading — writes poignantly about what we don't want to talk about: death. He argues in this 2010 piece that our fear of death, combined with our health care system's desire to keep treating terminal diseases, results in too many families torn at the end of a loved one's life — when really that time should be filled with love.

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