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Slow Medicine

The Way to Healing
Narrated by: Victoria Sweet
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
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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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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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So good

This book has been one of the few audible books that I binged listened to and I know I will listen to again.

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  • Johnson CIty, TN
  • 02-19-19

Pretentious and self-indulging.

I was very eager to start this book, I truly love the concept and support the idea of slow medicine. the book starts out excellent setting a stage as to why we need a change in our healthcare system. Chapter by chapter I kept waiting for some form of solution in all the stories but found none. What I heard were stories from a privilleged author who liked to point out how much better they were at medicine than others. At how much more attention to detail and caring they were but ran at the first sign of resistance to what they believed in. This is eveident when the the description of the pharmacist is given. The words can't hide how much the author loathes her colleagues in other disciplines who prevented her from making mistakes. I hope you enjoy this book but this was not the journey I expected and that's fine, it's good to disagree.

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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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Terrible recording

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

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