Being Mortal is a non-fiction work by Atul Gawande, the book falls within the science category and was published in 2014.
Atul Gawande is an American surgeon and a well-reputed professor at Harvard University. He first took on writing in 2002, with a book that made it to the finals of the National Book Award.
Being Mortal is a book that tries to clarify as best as possible what it means to be mortal and frail. It was particularly written for people who suffer from terminal diseases or old age, helping them focus on the things that should really matter thus helping them get better.
When people get diagnosed with chronic illnesses or fatal diseases they often assume the worst. The very focus on survival that most patients or elders emphasize, is usually their downfall.
This is where Being Mortal comes in handy, written by a surgeon and medicine professor; This book is able to guide these people to a better life.
The author of this book tries to give an overview of the experience offered by nursing homes or other assisted living facilities. This will help prepare the people who need these kinds of places to not get drowned or lost in them.
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