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September Narrative Medicine Rounds with Haider Warraich, MD: “The Search for Beauty at the End of Life”
September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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“The Search for Beauty at the End of Life,” A Talk by Haider Warraich, author of Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life
For our September Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Dr. Haider Warraich, whose book Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life, deepens and enriches the conversation about death and dying that’s been growing since the publication of two seminal books on the subject: Dr. Sherwin Nuland’s classic How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter and Atul Guwande’s Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
About Modern Death, which was published last year by St. Martin’s Press, Siddhartha Mukherjee, who is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene, as well as an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University, writes: “Haider Warraich’s elegant and poignant book takes us on an unforgettable journey. A caring and thoughtful doctor, he also writes beautifully. He succeeds in humanizing a complex topic and gives us remarkable insights about the changing nature of ‘modern death.’”
Dr. Warraich, who graduated from medical school in Pakistan in 2009, did his residency in internal medicine at one of Harvard Medical School’s main teaching hospitals, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is currently a fellow in cardiology at Duke University Medical Center. His medical and Op Ed pieces have appeared in many media outlets including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Slate and the Los Angeles Times among others.
Narrative Medicine Rounds are monthly rounds on the first Wednesday of the month during the academic year hosted by the Division of Narrative Medicine in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics at Columbia University Medical Center. These events are free and open to the public.