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Slow medicine : the way to healing

by Sweet, Victoria,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 10 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Your Best Self 610 SWE
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Your Best Self
Call Number  610 SWE
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Non Fiction 610 Swe
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  610 Swe
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction RA973.5 .S94 2017
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  RA973.5 .S94 2017
Jefferson Hills Public Library Non-Fiction 610 SWE
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  610 SWE
Northern Tier Regional Library Health HEALTH 610 SWEET
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Health
Call Number  HEALTH 610 SWEET
Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 610 SWE 2017
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Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  610 SWE 2017
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 610 S
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Collection  Non-Fiction
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South Park Library Nonfiction 610 SWE
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  610 SWE
Upper St. Clair Township Library Biography & Memoir 610.92 SWE
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Biography & Memoir
Call Number  610.92 SWE
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Health and Wellness CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Health and Wellness
In the quarter-century that Victoria Sweet has been a doctor, 'healthcare' has replaced medicine, 'providers' look at their laptops more than at their patients, and the ruthless pursuit of efficiency has vanquished the effectiveness of treatment. Victoria Sweet knows that there is an alternative way, because she has lived and practised 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, the path to the 'slow medicine' in which she has been pioneer and inspiration.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this fine anecdotal chronicle and call for better health care, physician Sweet (God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, 2012) tells horror stories from the medical front line. Some are profoundly intimate (her father's near-fatal misdiagnosis) while others recall her demanding experiences as a medical professional. Over the years, as she attests, health care has become increasingly bureaucratic while more and more doctors and nurses devote less and less time to actually seeing their patients. It amounts to medicine without a soul, Sweet writes. What the world needs, she maintains, is health care that guarantees presence, attention, judgment, kindness, and, responsibility. She calls this type of health care slow medicine. The conception of sensitive, relationship-based care was, she explains, revealed to her over time as she worked with other doctors, nurses, and, above all, patients. Slow medicine, she writes, is a way of seeing, of doing, and, most profoundly, of being. Sweet provides a strong and necessary tonic as health care, in all its complexities, remains at the center of the national conversation.--Sawyers, June Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sweet, Victoria.
Physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Women physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Chronically ill -- Care.
Physician and patient.
Publisher New York :2017
Language English
Description 289 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-289).
ISBN 9781594633591
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