"Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande raises many important discussion points for you, your family, and physicians. If you are interested in further study or resources, these library resources can help. You will just need your library card number and PIN to access:
Provides content on all areas of health & wellness from mainstream medicine to perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Full text database covers aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, etc.
Provides access to consumer health magazines. Also includes current, health-related pamphlets and health reference books.
Provides access to scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health issues.
Brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
Provides online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books. Contains more thatn 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Find Living Trusts, Wills, simple forms and more.
Other helpful online resources include:
Serious Illness Conversation Guide from Atul Gawande's Ariadne Labs. Search for "Serious Illness Conversation Guide".