Slow medicine : the way to healing
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New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.
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Book
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289 pages ; 24 cm.
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Main Library - Adult  1 available
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English
ISBN
9781594633591, 1594633592

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-289).
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"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.
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"The award-winning author of God's Hotel offers a radical reimagining of how we practice medicine"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sweet, V. (2017). Slow medicine: the way to healing . Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sweet, Victoria. 2017. Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sweet, Victoria. Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing New York: Riverhead Books, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sweet, Victoria. Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing Riverhead Books, 2017.

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