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2 Best Books About Terminal Illness

Discover a collection of heartfelt books about terminal illness, offering comfort, inspiration, and a deeper understanding of life's fragility.


Dear Life

by Rachel Clarke, MD

4.6 (1833 reviews)

What is Dear Life about?

In this poignant memoir, a compassionate doctor shares her experiences of navigating the delicate balance between life and death. Through heartfelt anecdotes, Rachel Clarke, MD, takes readers on a journey through the highs and lows of her medical career, revealing the profound impact that loss and love have had on her life. With raw honesty and tender storytelling, she explores the complexities of human existence and the power of compassion in the face of adversity.

Who should read Dear Life

  • Medical professionals seeking insight into the emotional journey of a doctor.

  • Individuals interested in personal stories of love and loss.

  • Those looking for a heartfelt memoir about life's fragility.


Being Mortal

by Atul Gawande, M.D.

What is Being Mortal about?

In this thought-provoking book, a renowned medical professional explores the delicate topic of mortality. Through personal anecdotes and insightful research, the author delves into the flaws of modern medicine's approach to aging and dying. He challenges the conventional wisdom and offers a compassionate perspective on how we can improve end-of-life care, emphasizing the importance of quality of life and individual autonomy. A must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the human experience and the meaning of a good death.

Who should read Being Mortal

  • Healthcare professionals seeking a deeper understanding of end-of-life care.

  • Patients and their families navigating the complexities of terminal illness.

  • Anyone interested in exploring the human experience of mortality.