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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

10 minutes
A longer life isn’t worth living without meaning.

Modern medicine is a miraculous thing. We can now live longer, fuller lives surrounded by the ones we love. But what happens when medicine reaches its limits? When the natural cycle of life and death begins to unfold, we’re powerless to stop it. In this Snapshot, you’ll learn how society’s treatment of the elderly and terminally ill isn’t always to their benefit. Prolonging someone’s life can be an amazing gift, but we must also give them the opportunity to make their life worth living.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Want to understand your elderly loved ones
  • Must soon make important medical decisions for yourself or someone you care about
  • Wonder when to trust medical advice
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