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"That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour"

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Aired on Monday, May 6th.

On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we welcome Dr. Sunita Puri, who tells us about her "visceral and lyrical" (The Atlantic) new memoir, a book that delves thoughtfully and artfully into medicine and spirituality. "That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour" finds Puri telling her own story, as the ambitious American-born daughter of immigrants, as well as the story of her parents: what they did for her, gave to her, and shared with her. Indeed, while growing up, Puri witnessed the tension between medicine's impulse to preserve life at all costs and a more spiritual and accepting embrace of life's temporality. And it was this paradox, this ongoing tension, that eventually drew Puri, as we learn today, to palliative medicine.

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