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Slow Medicine

God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet: A Book Review

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Slow medicine does not disavow fast medicine: A broken bone still needs to be set, a heart attack kept from killing someone, and appendicitis requires surgery. But when acute care has done its job then recovery needs the right milieu, a different form of medicine, where the barriers to healing are removed.

Dr. Victoria Sweet Offers A Vision For Healthcare In 'God's Hotel'

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.07.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine is a fascinating book about Dr. Victoria Sweet's 20-year experience practicing "slow medicine" at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, offering a new vision for healthcare.

Palliative Care Needs A Positive Spin

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

In a specialist-driven system that aims to eradicate disease, sometimes we overlook the simpler need to alleviate patients' discomfort and distress.