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Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing—An Evening with Victoria Sweet, M.D
October 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing—An Evening with Victoria Sweet, M.D.
Monday, October 7 , 2019 7-8:30 pm
Location: 3575 Geary Blvd., SF, CA 94118
Continuing Education Information (1.5 Continuing Education Units): APA; BRN; CAMFT (serves LCSWs); MCLE
General Admission: $15.00; Seniors (62+) and students: $5.00
During the years that Victoria Sweet has been a physician, “healthcare” has replaced medicine, “providers” look at their laptops more than at their patients, and costs keep soaring, all in the ruthless pursuit of efficiency.
Yet the remedy that economists and policy makers continue to miss is also miraculously simple. Good medicine takes more than amazing technology; it takes time–time to respond to bodies as well as data, time to arrive at the right diagnosis and the right treatment.
Dr. Sweet knows this because she has learned and lived it over the course of her career.
On Monday evening, October 7th, IOA welcomes Harvard-educated physician and author, Victoria Sweet, MD, as she delivers a talk based on her new book, Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing, in which she asks us to embrace a radical new understanding about how medicine might best be practiced.
Her book shares unforgettable stories of the teachers, doctors, nurses, and patients through whom she discovered the practice of “slow medicine,” in which she has been a pioneer. Medicine, she makes us see, is a craft and an art as well as a science. It is relational, personal, even spiritual. To do it well requires a hard-won wisdom that no algorithm can replace–that brings together “fast” and “slow” in a truly effective, efficient, sustainable, and humane way of healing.