From the Editor
Slow medicine. Dr. Victoria Sweet, author of God's Hotel, talks about an intimate, intuitive approach to patient care and about the role of hospital architecture. Dr. Len Saputo talks about systemic problems in health care today and returning to the practice of medicine as a service. There's more [more]
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What would it look like--an intimate, intuitive, deeply skilled medicine, focused on continuing care and observation of the patient, minus computers? It's not a question most of us can think about these days. Dr. Sweet talks about an unusual hospital where she found amazing insights into this question.
Len Saputo's book, A Return to Healing, is a disturbing read--and a compelling one. Things are terribly out of whack with health care in this country. It's hard to imagine how one person might make a difference. Yet, agains all odds, there are people passionately dedicated to just that. Here is one of them.