On July 14 at 9pm Eastern and July 15 at 8pm GMT (3pm Eastern), NephJC discussed Atul Gawande's Being Mortal.

Check out the storify, very rich with resources and links. Or check out the archive of the discussion.


The topics for the discussion:

Topic Zero: did you buy the book? Did you read it? Did you listen to it?

Topic One: Do you have any personal or professional experiences with nursing homes? Does the Green House revolution in nursing homes ring true or is it more limited than Gawande makes it sound?

Topic Two: What parallels do you see between the themes of the book and nephrology?

Topic Three: Nephrology and end-of-life go together like salt and pepper. What type of training did you receive in palliative care? What type of palliative care training are you providing your residents and fellows? Can we do better with this? What ideas have you seen that work?

Topic Four: Is a Twitter book club a good fit for #NephJC? Should we try this again? What other experiments do you want to see #NephJC try?


The NephJC contributors blogged their way through the book. Follow their progress: