I was listening to the recording of the last group on 1/4 and around 34:30 there is talk about a writer. Lisa says something like "being mortal" and Peg says, "beautiful, beautiful, writer and references his pieces in the New Yorker. I think I hear the name David Whyte but can't tell what is being referenced from the conversation. Can anyone assist?
I miss you guys but am following along with the rest of the book. I'll be with you in spirit.
Hi David! We miss you. Say "hi" to Susan.
I was referring to Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande.
The Appamada Retirement Group is reading it. It's beautifully written; that's what Peg was referring to.
I highly recommend it. It examines in depth the relationship between doctors, patients, and honesty in explaining consequences of decisions in cases where the patient really can't be fixed. He talks a lot about quality of life, and the importance of physician's asking their patients what it is they most hope for in their final years/days.
Thank you Lisa...
I'm glad to hear from you, please said hello to Susan from me and I miss you both of you.
I will. Thanks Sandra. I really miss you all.