3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Dr. Atul Gawande will present the Segal Lecture/Tufts University School of Medicine Common Book Talk on "Being Mortal". The book explores the ways that contemporary society and modern medicine deal with aging and dying. Through patient stories, research, and his own father’s illness, Dr. Gawande shares models of elder and hospice care that enable patients to lead fulfilling and rich lives even at the very end. He challenges us to rethink the ways we provide care to the aging and infirm. He compares the US model to international health care systems, with some eye-opening conclusions.
Dr. Gawande will be on Tufts Boston campus for the lecture on Friday, September 15. The event will be live streamed to The Fletcher School for viewing in Medford.