The American Way of Dying: How our refusal to face up to the realities of aging and mortality causes

The message of Atul Gawande’s masterful new book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, is that we need to get over our denial and confront the needless, massive harm we do to each other, including our future selves, by not facing up to the realities of modern mortality. “Our reluctance to honestly examine the experience of aging and dying has increased the harm and suffering we inflict on people,” writes Gawande, “and denied them the basic comforts they most need.” More @ Washington Monthly

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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