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Title Slow medicine : the way to healing / Victoria Sweet.
Author Sweet, Victoria, author.
Publication New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.
Description 289 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 610 S
Summary "A radical new understanding of how medicine is best practiced, from the award-winning author of God's Hotel. Over the years that Victoria Sweet has been a physician, "healthcare" has replaced medicine, "providers" look at their laptops more than at their patients, and costs keep soaring, all in the ruthless pursuit of efficiency. Yet the remedy that economists and policy makers continue to miss is also miraculously simple. Good medicine takes more than amazing technology; it takes time--time to respond to bodies as well as data, time to arrive at the right diagnosis and the right treatment. Sweet knows this because she has learned and lived it over the course of her career. Here she relates unforgettable stories of the teachers, doctors, nurses, and patients through whom she discovered the practice of Slow Medicine, in which she has been a pioneer. Medicine, she makes us see, is a craft and an art as well as a science. It is relational, personal, even spiritual. To do it well requires a hard-won wisdom that no algorithm can replace--that brings together "fast" and "slow" in a truly effective, efficient, sustainable, and humane way of healing"-- Provided by publisher.
"The award-winning author of God's Hotel offers a radical reimagining of how we practice medicine"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Medicine.
Chronically ill -- Care.
Physician and patient.
Related To Online version: Sweet, Victoria. Slow medicine New York : Riverhead Books, 2017 9780698183711 (DLC) 2017026619
ISBN 9781594633591 :
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