Coming to terms with our mortality

In his bestselling books, American Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession.

Now he is examining its ultimate limitations and failures – in his own practices as well as others’ – as life draws to a close. And he discovers how we can do better.

He chats to CapeTalk's John Maytham.

I learned a lot in medical school but mortality was not one of them.

Atul Gawande, author and surgeon

He believes society has made some funadamental flaws in how it takes care of people.

Take a listen to his views on medicine and healing:


This article first appeared on 702 : Coming to terms with our mortality


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