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Why We Revolt: A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care

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In a series of brief and personal essays, Why We Revolt describes what is wrong with industrial healthcare, how it has corrupted its mission, and how it has stopped caring. Montori rescues the language of patient care to propose a revolution of compassion and solidarity, of unhurried conversations, and of careful and kind care.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 4th 2017 by Patient Revolution
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Tom
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
A cri de coeur from a well known internist at the Mayo Clinic. Montori provides a series of essays and stories to illustrate the dark side of 'industrial medicine'. The points made are not new, but the passion is. While the intent is good, references to revolution, solidarity and comrades will not serve to entice those even a bit to the right of center, to join his crusade.
Jim
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
montori's description of the weaknesses of the american healthcare system are perceptive, although with the exception of his insights on the burden of being a patient he doesn't break a lot of new ground. his phrase "industrial healthcare", though, is evocative, effective and should be widely used by those who share montori's critique. if you want a quick accounting of the failures of our healthcare system, this book would be a good start.

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Quynh Tu Tran
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was actually beautifully written in parts, further emphasizing the sentiments Montori is raising. Although I’m already a convert, I’m also a natural cynic, sensitive to Pollyanna oversimplifications. It was with great relief to find little of that here. I am intrigued by the tools offered at https://patientrevolution.org.
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