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And now, about this episode –
At the start of his book Why We Revolt Dr. Victor Montori of the Mayo Clinic says, “Healthcare has corrupted its mission: it has stopped caring, and I am not going along with it.” He’s a sharp guy – cited in 86,000 medical articles! – yet as the book shows, he’s become sadly convinced that the system too often no longer delivers careful and kind care. As you’ll hear in his voice, he is a truly caring man, and wants us all (patients and clinicians alike) to demand the chance to give, and get, careful and kind care.
For extra insight listen to Victor’s companion interviews with my two podcasting friends:
- @Doctor_V (Dr. Bryan Vartabedian) on his own Touchpoint podcast, “The Exam Room,” discussing the book from the physician perspective. (It’s called “a patient revolution” but Bryan agrees with me that it’s not just patients who want a better system.)
- @MightyCasey (Quinlan) on her new independent podcast “Healthcare is Hilarious.”
- The book Why We Revolt
- My other posts about Victor’s work
- BMJ’s “Let the Patient Revolution Begin” cover and article
- Also, their famous 1999 “patient-physician partnership” tango cover
- Gimme My DaM Data (including the story behind it)
- Video (30 seconds) Yale cardiologist Harlan Krumholz on hospitals not sharing your data:– the health system CEO who said “We want to keep the patients with us – so why wouldn’t we want to make it just a little more difficult for them to leave?” (Think about that! Is that what you want for a health system, if you have a real problem?)
- “Vote No on Women’s Suffrage: 90% aren’t asking for it” – the 1912 campaign flyer I mentioned.
- Hurricane rescue workers in Houston: “Drivers form a human chain to save a man as floodwaters sweep away his SUV” (CNN video)
- The Catalan “castell” human pyramids Victor mentions, as a model for a whole community supporting everyone: videos
- The brilliant “taxonomy of burden” graphic, about patients’ varying needs, from an article Montori co-authored