Victoria Sweet - Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

As Sweet memorably recounted in God’s Hotel, she has spent most of her twenty-five-year medical practice working at San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital. A descendant of the old tradition of the Hotel-Dieu, which viewed the body not as a machine to be fixed but a garden to be tended, Laguna Honda is relatively low-tech, a place where skills like attentiveness and patience are valued over dependence on data and algorithms. Sweet is one of the pioneers of this Slow Medicine movement, and her third book profiles the many dedicated teachers, doctors, and nurses she has worked with in formulating an alternative to the impersonal treatment available at today’s “health-care facilities.”


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing By Victoria Sweet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594633591
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Riverhead Books - October 17th, 2017

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