That Good Night

Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour
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Product Number: Z100142113
Released: Mar 05, 2019
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ISBN: #9781984842695
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"A profound exploration of what it means for all of us to live-and to die-with dignity and purpose." -People "Visceral and lyrical." -The Atlantic As the American born daughter of immigrants, Dr. Sunita Puri knew from a young age that the gulf between her parents' experiences and her own was impossible to bridge, save for two elements: medicine and spirituality. Between days spent waiting for her mother, an anesthesiologist, to exit the OR, and evenings spent in conversation with her parents about their faith, Puri witnessed the tension between medicine's impulse to preserve life at all costs and a spiritual embrace of life's temporality. And it was that tension that eventually drew Puri, a passionate but unsatisfied medical student, to palliative medicine-a new specialty attempting to translate the border between medical intervention and quality-of-life care. Interweaving evocative stories of Puri's family and the patients she cares for, That Good Night is a stunning meditation on impermanence and the role of medicine in helping us to live and die well, arming readers with information that will transform how we communicate with our doctors about what matters most to us.

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Author(s): Sunita Puri
Original Publish Date: Mar 05, 2019

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Author(s): Sunita Puri
Product Number EB00728748
Released: Mar 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: #9780735223332

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