That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the 11th Hour

Sunita Puri
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As a young girl, Puri realized that the gulf between her immigrant parents' experiences and her own as American-born were nearly impossible to bridge, save for two elements: medicine and faith. She followed her mother into medicine, but began to question medicine's power. Were patients' lives being saved, or merely prolonged? At that time palliative care was a new field, translating the border between medical intervention and quality of life care. Here Puri reveals a nuanced and optimistic portrait of medicine and hospitalization.