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Victor Montori

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EP 19: Designing a Patient Revolution | Maggie Breslin and Victor Montori

Design Lab with Bon Ku

Maggie Breslin is the director of The Patient Revolution, an action and advocacy movement for careful and kind care. She and her team work towards a vision of a healthcare future defined by unhurried conversations, seeing people in all their complexity, and care plans that make intellectual, emotional, and practical sense. Maggie has spent 15+ years as a designer and researcher in the healthcare space, including 7 years at the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation. She has done extensive work on the development and implementation of communication tools and programs that aim to foster conversations in exam rooms, hospital rooms, homes and public spaces about our lives and our health. She also teaches in the Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.  Victor M. Montori, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. An endocrinologist, health services researcher, and care activist, Victor is the author of more than 690 peer-reviewed publications and is among the most cited researchers in clinical medicine and in social science. He is a recognized expert in evidence-based medicine and shared decision making, and minimally disruptive medicine. He works in Rochester, Minnesota, at Mayo Clinic's KER Unit, to advance person-centered care for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. He is the author of the book Why We Revolt, and is leading a movement, a Patient Revolution, for careful and kind care for all.Bon talks with Maggie and Victor about the language of care, industrialized health care and why they started The Patient Revolution.


28 Jan 2021

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Prying Open Healthcare: Why We Revolt Discussion with Author Victor Montori, 1/14/21

East Side Freedom Library

Join the East Side Freedom Library for a discussion with Victor Montori on his book on the politics of the healthcare industry, Why We Revolt: A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care.   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.   Our conversation will be moderated by book industry professional and historian David Unowsky. The panel will be joined by Sen. John Marty, Nurses Association director Rose Roach and SEIU Healthcare Executive Vice President Jigme Ugen.   John Marty has been a state senator since 1987. He is a strong advocate for government ethics, environmental protection, and universal health care. John is the author of the proposed Minnesota Health Plan, which would replace the health insurance system with health care for all, to keep people healthy and enable them to get the care they need when they need it. John is a graduate of St. Olaf College with a B.A. in Ethics. John and his wife Connie live in Roseville, MN.   Rose Roach is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Nurses Association. She has thirty plus years of experience in the labor movement in Minnesota and California. A Minnesota native, Roach spent eleven years, from 2003-2014, working for the California School Employees Association and was an active leader within the CA health care policy reform movement. Roach has been recognized as one of Minnesota’s 100 influential leaders in health care. She is a board member for the healthcare justice organization Health Care for All-Minnesota.   Jigme Ugen was born in Kalimpong, India and graduated from Delhi University with diplomas in Political Science, English and Economics. He is the first Tibetan refugee to be elected as a labor union leader. He worked in several non-profit organizations across the world before immigrating to the US in 2001. In 2007, he was elected Executive Vice President of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota. Jigme is deeply engaged with the Tibetan community and Tibet’s independence movement.   Victor Montori works at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota (U.S.) as a diabetes doctor. He graduated medical school in his hometown of Lima, Perú, and completed postgraduate training at Mayo Clinic in the U.S. and at McMaster University in Canada. Considered “a patient’s doctor,”, Montori received the Karis Award, a patient-nominated recognition for his compassionate care. A researcher in the science of patient-centered care, Montori and his colleagues have authored over 650 research articles. A full professor of medicine by age 39, Victor is today one of the most cited clinical researchers in the world. In 2016, Victor founded The Patient Revolution.  Purchase your copy here from co-host SubText Books: http://subtextbooks.com/books/why-we-... For more information and to view the video: https://youtu.be/ueEteQtD_tMo view the video: https://youtu.be/ueEteQtD_tM

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26 Jan 2021

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Why We Revolt: A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care by Victor Montori MD


Why We Revolt: A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care – Victor Montori, MD – 9781893005624 – Mayo Clinic Press – paperback – 192 pages – $14.99 – September 29, 2020 – ebook versions available at lower prices Victor Montori is an incredibly empathetic and kind clinician, whose commitment to creating a better form of health care than we have today in the United States shines through every page of this short, but extremely powerful book. Dr. Montori is an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is originally from Lima,Peru, where he went to medical school before coming to America for postgraduate study and staying here to practice medicine. Why We Revolt was originally published as part of the work of his nonprofit organization, The Patient Revolution, and has now been published by the Mayo Clinic, where Dr. Montori is on staff. In the book, he gives us a practitioner’s view of how health care has become corrupted through corporatism and the industrialization of medical care. This conceptual framework resonates for me – modern medicine treats our bodies as products. Dr. Montori points out that our medical/healthcare system makes doctors and patients accountable for “delivering care” instead of systematically supporting the work of caring. Our emphasis on efficiency requires the health care system to process instead of care for people. And that the emphasis on standardizing diagnosis and treatment alike disables the core caring relationship between doctors and other caregivers and the patient. As Montori puts it, the system “offers care for people like you instead of care for you.” The book proposes that we build a health care system that is based not on greed but on solidarity – this is the revolutionary idea at the core of the book, one that is incredibly energizing and moving. Dr. Montori proposes a transformational effort. Why We Revolt was written long before COVID19, of course, but the book clearly predicts how the response to COVID19 would favor the economic interests of medical industrial complex to profit from the pandemic. It also predicted policies that left ill patients away from loved ones, to suffer and die alone. It also predicted how clinicians, patients, and citizens would come together, going beyond personal self-interest and in support of our communities to help and to protect each other, resulting in the production of homemade masks and the nightly celebrations of healthcare professionals in major cities. Why We Revolt very clearly documents how the American healthcare system has become both exploited and industrialized. The United States lags behind many other countries on patient outcomes, as the emphasis in our system is on profit rather than the core values of patient care. There is no question that change is needed and this book is a valuable stimulus and handbook for the change we can make together before the whole system collapses under the weight of capitalism. This book should be an inspiration to physicians, policymakers, and of course to all of us who are patients. There is no question that we can find ways to transform our healthcare system to make it compassionate and humane and affordable for all. Author proceeds from Why We Revolt go directly to Patient Revolution, a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Montori that empowers patients, caregivers, community advocates, and clinicians to rebuild our healthcare system one bit at a time. Dr. Montori has received the Karis Award, a patient-nominated recognition for his compassionate care. A researcher in the science of patient-centered care, Victor and his colleagues have authored over 580 research articles. A full professor of medicine at only 39 years of age, Montori is one of the most cited clinical researcher in the world. Victor is a passionate and powerful advocate for his work and for his ideas, and caregiving and kindness are central to him as a human being as well as a doctor. Speaking with him is inspiring, and I hope that through this podcast, you will enjoy this brief opportunity to hear him speak and yourself be inspired to help bring his ideas to fruition. Buy the book from Bookshop.org to support independent booksellers. Visit The Patient Revoution website for more information about Dr. Montori’s work. The post Why We Revolt: A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care by Victor Montori MD first appeared on WritersCast.


14 Oct 2020

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Decision-making and the Patient with Dr Victor Montori

JAMAevidence Users' Guides to the Medical Literature

Gordon Guyatt, MD, MSc, discusses Decision-making and the Patient with Victor Montori, MD, MSc.


2 Jan 2020

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86: Why We Revolt | Dr. Victor Montori

Pain Reframed

We are extremely excited to welcome Dr. Victor Montori, author of “Why We Revolt: A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care” to Pain Reframed! Dr. Montori’s book speaks honestly and knowledgeably about the faults of industrial medicine. Dr. Montori’s message is for us to rise up and make this system better for the care of our patients. Dr. Montori, originally from Peru, is a Mayo Clinic Endocrinologist for patients with diabetes, as well as researcher, focusing on ways to make care more patient-centered. His mission is for patient revolution versus healthcare corruption, in order to provide careful and kind care for all. Save the date!! March 8-10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado, the Align Conference returns! This year’s focus is on movement and pain. LINKS: @vmontori https://patientrevolution.org Pain Reframed Facebook Group http://ispinstitute.com http://evidenceinmotion.com @eimteam


6 Dec 2018

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PoP5 - “Why We Revolt” – the patient’s side of the call for better care, with Victor Montori

Power of the Patient

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 sharp – cited in 86,000 medical articles! – yet he’s so, so caring, and truly wants us all (patients and clinicians alike) to demand the chance to give, and get, careful and kind care. For extra insight listen to his  companion interview from the physician perspective, with my friend @Doctor_V on his own TouchPoint podcast, “The Exam Room.”For a complete set of links, visit my blog about this episode.Where to find us:The Patient Revolution websiteDr. Montori: Mayo Clinic profile, Twitter @VMontori, Google Scholar, LinkedIn


27 Jul 2018

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BH030: Dr. Victor Montori — Revolutionizing Health Care

The Low Carb Cardiologist Podcast

During this episode, Dr. Victor Montori and I discuss the industrialization of healthcare, how healthcare has corrupted its mission, how it has stopped caring, and what this means for you as a patient. It is clear something has to change. Healthcare has lost its way, and the patient is the one who suffers most. As a  Professor of Medicine and Endocrinologist specializing in diabetes care at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Montori is an expert in patient care experiences.. He also runs the Knowledge and Evolution Research Unit (KER) unit, which focuses on medical evidence, wishes, patient wishes and minimally disruptive care. He is the co-founder of Patient Revolution.org and his book, Why We Revolt: A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care is a testament to his passion towards transforming the current healthcare industry. With Dr. Montori leading the way, I have great hope for the future of medicine!


10 Apr 2018

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Episode 431 - With Victor Montori

Just Talking Podcast

Dr. Victor Montori joins me this week to chat about growing up in Peru, defining his medical career at Mayo Clinic's Knowledge and Encounter Research Center, the importance and value of love in conversations with patients, writing Why We Revolt: A patient revolution for careful and kind care, and the mission behind The Patient Revolution. Learn more about The Patient Revolution by visiting patientrevolution.org and reading Why We Revolt: A patient revolution for careful and kind care. Run Time - 39:27 Send your feedback to feedback@justtalkingpodcast.com.


16 Jan 2018

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Randomized Trials Stopped Early for Benefit: Interview With Dr Victor Montori

JAMAevidence Users' Guides to the Medical Literature

Joan Stephenson, PhD, discusses Randomized Trials Stopped Early for Benefit with Dr Victor Montori.

23 May 2011