How do healthcare topics become trendy? I don’t know. But since celebrity doctor/researcher/writer Atul Gawande is jumping on the bandwagon, rethinking end-of-life-care is definitely becoming a hot topic in healthcare.
Katy Butler for The New York Times may have beaten Gwande to press, but Gwande’s new article, “Letting Go,” appearing in The New Yorker Aug. 2, paints a more complex portrait of how doctors currently treat the terminally ill, including how much the current approach is costing the American government.
Click here to listen to Atul Gawande discussing his new piece on NPR.