A surgeon, a professor at Harvard, and a staff writer for The New Yorker, Dr. Atul Gawande published a new book called “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.”
Watch this October 2014 interview with Gawande on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. He discusses his own personal journey with his father as he faced cancer. The interview also touches on how people should be thinking and talking about what’s important to them near the end of of their lives.
Dr. Gawande also recently published an excerpt from his book in this New York Times guest column called the “Best Possible Day.” The piece discusses what the conversation about care at the end of life should be: Knowing what people want based on their values, spirituality and goals.