On the Same Page - God's Hotel

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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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Author Talk: God's Hotel
星期四, 2014年10月2日
Sunset 分館, 日落區分館兒童室
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
星期六, 2014年10月4日
Portola 分館, Portola 公眾範圍
OWL: Older Writers Laboratory
星期一, 2014年10月6日
Bernal Heights 分館, Bernal Heights 分館會議室

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Basic Computer Class for Seniors
星期四, 2014年10月2日
Ocean View 分館, Oceanview 電腦室
Teen Computer Corps
星期日, 2014年10月5日
Ortega 分館, Ortega 分館會議室
Brain Fitness
星期一, 2014年10月6日
Main 總圖書館, Latino/Hispanic 會議室 A 和 B

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