On the Same Page - God's Hotel

Event detail
 
San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu (God’s Hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves — “anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times” and needed extended medical care — ended up there. Dr. Sweet ended up there herself, as a physician. And though she came for only a two-month stay, she remained for twenty years.
In God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine Dr. Sweet  lays out her evidence—in stories of her patients and her hospital—for some new ideas about medicine and healthcare in this country.  In trying to get control of healthcare costs by emphasizing “efficiency,”  we’ve headed down a wrong path. Medicine works best—that is, arrives at the right diagnosis and the right treatment for the least cost—when the doctor has enough time to do a good job, and pays attention not only to the patient but to what’s around the patient.

God's Hotel is the On the Same Page selection for January/February 2014. Readers Books will sell books at the event.

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星期四, 2014年9月4日
Main 總圖書館, Latino/Hispanic 會議室 A 和 B
OWL: Older Writers Laboratory
星期一, 2014年9月8日
Bernal Heights 分館, Bernal Heights 分館會議室
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星期二, 2014年9月9日
Noe Valley 分館/ Sally Brunn, Noe Valley 分館會議室

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星期日, 2014年8月31日
Ortega 分館, Ortega 分館會議室
Wednesday Afternoon Tai Chi with Patrick Lau
星期三, 2014年9月3日
Presidio 分館, Presidio 分館會議室
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
星期六, 2014年9月6日
Excelsior 分館, Excelsior 分館會議室

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