Dr. Atul Gawande Talks About Coming To Terms With Mortality

2020 ⸱ 

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH


Physician and writer Atul Gawande’s groundbreaking 2014 book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, remains an important examination of many of the healthcare structures and assumptions that continue to fail. A foundational voice in the movement to reclaim dying as a human experience, Atul shares his perspective on why it’s more important than ever to face our own mortality as we imagine life in a post-pandemic world.

About the speaker(s)

 Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer and public health leader. He is the founder and chairman of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation; chairman of the board of the Lifebox Foundation, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally; and chairman of the board of Haven. He is a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine and has written fourNew York Times best-selling books:Complications, Better,The Checklist Manifesto andBeing Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

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