Week 4 Module 2 – Discussion Board: Being Mortal
How have the central issues of Being Mortal (i.e. mortality, end-of-life care, aging, and death) affected your life?
What are the author’s main critiques of nursing homes? What do you think about the tensions between keeping older adults safe and helping them live their best lives?
Recall the story of Peg Bachelder’s decision to try hospice and have as many good days as possible before she died. Peg’s definition of a good day meant something very specific to her: teach music lessons and interacting with her students. What would your good day look like?
-Gawande, A. (2014). Being Mortal. NY, NY: Metropolitan Books