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Atul Gawande - How do we heal medicine?

Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine -- with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.

BJ Miller - What really matters at the end of life

At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference.

Atul Gawande - Being Mortal and What Matters in the End

Dr. Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal, shares his vision of healthcare that helps people live well to the end.

The Nurse With the Purple Hair - Trailer

The Nurse with the Purple Hair is a warm and inspiring documentary about end-of-life care.The film features hospice nurse Michelle Lasota and is directed by world-renowned filmmaker Sean Cunningham.
Nobody wants to talk about death and dying, but that's what our new, life-changing documentary does. It breaks the silence. It starts people talking.

Atul Gawande Late Life - A Conversation

Dr. Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal, shares his vision of healthcare that helps people live well to the end.

A Good Death: The inside story of a hospice

Sky News has learned that one in four terminally ill people who need end-of-life care are not receiving it due to a lack of funding. Two-thirds of hospices had their NHS funding cut or frozen last year, but with an ageing population, demand for their services is growing. So what pressure are they under, and what help do they need?

Aging, Dying and "Being Mortal" | FRONTLINE

"The two big unfixables are aging and dying. You can't fix those." In BEING MORTAL, Dr, Atul Gawande explores the challenges physicians and patients face when it comes to death and dying. At issue, how we can live out the final chapter of our lives with clear direction and purpose? On Feb. 10, FRONTLINE presents "Being Mortal." This documentary is based on New York Time best selling author Dr. Gawande's new book, "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End."

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters

Surgeon, public health researcher, and MacArthur fellow Atul Gawande discusses his #1 NY Times bestseller, "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End."

Atul Gawande on Death - The New Yorker Festival

Atul Gawande talks about death at the 2010 New Yorker Festival.

 

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