On the recommendation of my daughter, who heard him speaking on WBUR the other day, I’ve been reading Atul Gawande’s new book, Being Mortal, or at least a Kindle downloaded sample from Amazon.
One of my daughters had written, “I heard Atul Gawande’s interview on Science Friday and thought it very interesting,” thoughts such as:
“…safety is what we want for those we love, but autonomy is what we want for ourselves.”
To listen to the podcast of the interview go to: http://www.sciencefriday.com/audio/#page/full-width-list/
I told her I was pretty familiar with Gawande’s writing and mostly admired what I had read. On this PTBlog I have four separate what I’ll call Gawande posts of my own—
Atul Gawande is an American general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is also an author and staff writer at the New Yorker magazine, and chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing the numbers of deaths in surgery globally. (Wikipedia)