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Get Lit: Being Mortal

Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 7/10/2018
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande

Medicine has transformed the dangers of birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should. Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering produced by medicine's neglect of the wishes people might have beyond mere survival. To find out what those wishes are, we need to ask. We haven't been asking, but we can learn. This book shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life...all the way to the very end.

Get Lit is a book discussion group for those adventurous souls who would like to read a little something different. We meet at Coffee Hound (3451 Devils Glen Road). No reservations are needed, and participants do not need to finish the book or like the book to join in the discussion. For more information, please call 563-344-4187 or email dotten@bettendorf.org. Get Lit is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Library.

Location: Other
Other Information:
 literature program
Contact: David Otten
Contact Number: 563-344-4187