That Good Night: On Dignity, Suffering, and the Role of Medicine in Life's Eleventh Hour
~Part of the End-of-Life Conversations Series~
~Co-presented with the Mesa Refuge and Point Reyes Books~
Join TNS Host Steve Heilig in conversation with physician, author, and medical ethicist Sunita Puri in the next in our End-of-Life Conversations series. In her new book, That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour, she weaves evocative stories of her family and the patients she cares for in a meditation on impermanence and the role of medicine in helping us to live and die well.
Kirkus Reviews magazine calls her book, “A profound meditation on a problem many of us will face; worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal.”
Sunita Puri, MD
Sunita is the recipient of writing residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, and the Mesa Refuge. She was a finalist for the PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2015. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and JAMA – Internal Medicine. In 2018, she received the Etz Chaim Tree of Life Award from the USC Keck School of Medicine, awarded annually to a member of the faculty who, in the eyes of the campus community, models and provides humanistic and compassionate care.