Letting Go, by Atul Gawande

Very powerful article in the August 2, 2010 issue of The New Yorker.  I recommend you read it with a handkerchief (and dark sunglasses if you’ll be in public.)

“People have concerns besides simply prolonging their lives.  Surveys of patients with terminal illness find that their top priorities include – in addition to avoiding suffering – being with family, having the touch of others, being mentally aware, and not becoming a burden to others.”

~Atul Gawande, from the article

One Response to “Letting Go, by Atul Gawande”

  1. W.C. Varones Says:

    And hand lotion!

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