Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality

by Pauline W. Chen | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 9780307263537 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 6/29/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, June 29, 2019
I got this hardcover from a local Goodwill thrift shop. It's an in-depth, often touching, and frequently painful look at the author's experiences of patients entering end-of-life situations. She includes her earliest cases as well as those from later in her life, as she learned to take the patients' needs and desires into more account than simply going for the maximum possible extension of life. There are many anecdotes suggesting how each of us should consider our own wishes in such cases, and while the book's aimed at encouraging the medical profession to be more open to end-of-life discussions, hospice care, and more, it also should inspire the reader to make plans, set up legal documents as needed, and/or make their desires clear to loved ones.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Veterans Park in Methuen, Massachusetts USA on Monday, October 21, 2019

Released 3 mos ago (10/21/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library, Veterans Park in Methuen, Massachusetts USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library on this lovely autumn day; hope someone enjoys it!

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