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The award-winning author of God's Hotel offers a radical reimagining of how we practice medicine

In the quarter-century that Victoria Sweet has been a doctor, "health care" has replaced medicine, "providers" (vastly outnumbered by administrators) look at their laptops more than at their patients, and the ruthless pursuit of efficiency has vanquished not only trust and intimacy but also often the effectiveness of treatment.

Victoria Sweet knows that there is an alternative way, because she has lived and practiced it. In her new book, she reflects with compassion, wit, and profound insight on experiences drawn from her time in medical school, internship, and residencies, and the clinics and hospitals that lay beyond - the path to the "slow medicine" in which she has been pioneer and inspiration. Via unforgettable stories of the patients she tended and the colleagues with whom she served, she gives voice to a way of medicine that responds to bodies rather than data, that appreciates the profession as craft as well as science, and that alchemizes "fast" and "slow" into a much more humane, sustainable, and successful way of caring and being cared for.

©2017 Victoria Sweet (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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  • 08-05-2018

Slow is Beautiful

Thanks to VictoriaSweet for writing this fabulous book and for taking the time to cultivate slow medicine. She has the antidote for what ails us as a culture, and fortunately for anyone who is sick, she is writing about and teaching what our practitioners most need to learn. God spare us all from “health care.”

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  • Angelika Nugent
  • 04-12-2017

disappointed

i loved gods hotel. I read the hard copy and found it a page turner. this one... well, I dont like her narration style. not enough to listen to the end.

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  • Gloria Moreira
  • 27-10-2017

Terrible recording

Could not get through the first chapter. Very poor recording and not the best narration. Had to return.