Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing---An Evening with Victoria Sweet, M.D.

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Institute On Aging

3575 Geary Boulevard

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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.

About Victoria Sweet:

Victoria Sweet, M.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, fourth-generation Californian, and a prize-winning historian with a Ph.D. in history. She practiced medicine for over twenty years at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, where she began writing. In her previous book, God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, Dr. Sweet laid out her evidence—in stories of her patients and her hospital—for some radically new ideas about medicine and healthcare in this country. Now, in Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing, she expands and builds on those ideas and stories. Dr. Sweet believes that by putting “slow medicine” into wider practice, it would be not only more satisfying and beneficial for patient and doctor, but also less expensive for everyone.

The New York Times has called Dr. Sweet's ideas “hard-core subversion”; Vanity Fair has judged her ideas be a “radical and compassionate alternative to modern healthcare,” and Health Affairs has described her as a “visionary” and “subversive in all the best ways.” She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing.

We will be selling Dr. Sweet's book, Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing, at this October 7th event. Books will be available for purchase, thanks to our friendly, neighborhood vendor, Books Inc., Laurel Village. The cost will be approximately $20 with tax. Cash or check only.

REVIEWS FOR Slow Healing

"Wonderful... Physicians would do well to learn this most important lesson about caring for patients." The New York Times Book Review

“Anybody considering medical school, or already toiling there, has to read this book. Everyone else should too... [Sweet’s] memoir of growing slowly into her calling is about learning not just to save lives but to make a life...Her personal odyssey is more stirring than any polemical manifesto could be.” -The Atlantic

An impassioned plea for a more humane system of healing - and a great read for everyone involved in medicine as patient or practitioner.” - San Francisco Chronicle


"...master storyteller...highly readable... the sick will take comfort in this physician's warm, personal, knowledgeable approach.” -Kirkus Reviews

Date & Time: Monday, October 7th, 7 PM (Doors open at 6:15 p.m.)

Place: Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Parking: Limited street parking around the building. Public transportation is nearby.

Cost: $15, General Admission; $5.00 students and seniors (62+)

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, IN ADVANCE, FOR ALL TICKET TYPES

Continuing Education for this program will be available at no extra charge (1.5 Continuing Education Units): APA; BRN; CAMFT (serves LCSW/MFT); MCLE.

Objectives:

As a result of attending this program, participants will be able to:

- Define the term "slow medicine," which includes understanding of its relation to the current "slow living" movement.

- Describe two components of the concept of "Efficiency of Inefficiency."

- Implement two ways of promoting good healthcare through Hildegard of Bingen's idea of viriditas.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 5 days of the event. An evaluation-test will be provided to all CE registrants, who must then attend the entire program and turn in their evaluation at the end of the program in order to qualify for a CE certificate.

Introductory Level: No prior knowledge of the specific content area is needed in order for you to participate fully and effectively in the workshop. The information or skills will be (or may be) new for those who enroll.

American Psychological Association (APA): Institute on Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Institute on Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider # CEP13610, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

CAMFT: Institute on Aging is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for this program. IOA maintains responsibility for the course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT provider number is #135377.

State Bar of California (MCLE) : Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for Attorneys (Provider #13264).

Funding for this program is provided by the JULIAN S. DAVIS, MD, LECTURESHIP FUND

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