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NY TIMES: A Doctor Argues That Her Profession Needs to Slow Down, Stat

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By SANDEEP JAUHAR | JAN. 26, 2018

SLOW MEDICINE The Way to Healing By Victoria Sweet 289 pp. Riverhead Books. $27. Doctors today often complain of working in an occupational black hole in which patient encounters are compressed into smaller and smaller space and time. You can do a passable job in a 10-minute visit, they say, but it is impossible to appreciate the subtleties of patient care when you are rushing. Enter “Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing,” a wonderful new memoir by Dr. Victoria Sweet. The term “slow medicine” has different interpretations. For some it means spending more time with patients. For others it means taking the time to understand evidence so as to avoid overdiagnosis and overtreatment. For Sweet, it means “stepping back and seeing the patient in the context of his environment,” and providing medical care that is “slow, methodical and step-by-step.”

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SOURCE: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/books/review/slow-medicine-victoria-sweet-memoir.html

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