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Atul Gawande
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Topic 1

How has the view of the elderly changed by doctors and by family members? What life style is preferred by most of the elderly?

Topic 2

Why has the care of the elderly by physicians become a concern? What are the two leading concepts about why we age?

Topic 3

What does the author mean by the “natural redundancy” that is built into our bodies? What are signs of the condition commonly known as “frailty?”

Topic 4

How was treatment and care of the elderly changed during the decades? What was the initial purpose of a hospital and how did that purpose change over the years?

Topic 5

What are the pros and cons of having an elderly and sick relative move into another relative's home? What stresses do both sides of the equation experience?

Topic 6

What shift occurs as people age? Why is it important for family members and...

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