“The goal is not a good death. The goal is having a life worth living all the way to the end.” Dr. Atul Gawande being interviewed on NPR’s “Science Friday” about his book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
Dr. Gawande writes for other physicians, but his words apply to families during difficult times of decision-making, as well. He’s not talking just about physical safety or even comfort; he’s talking about meaning. [Read more…]