Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
Surgical resident Atul Gawande talks with Diane about his book, Complications (Metropolitan) which takes as its starting point his own experiences in operating and emergency rooms to explore the mistakes, hunches, uncertainty and coping skills that go into the very human practice of medicine.
- Dr. Atul Gawande Author, staff writer for New Yorker, surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health
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