Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

In honor of this tradition, scheduled for November 27th, the Patient Revolution team has extra “thanks” for our community supporters.  By making a tax deductible donation to the Patient Revolution, you’re helping support our outreach and empowerment programs designed to foster careful and kind healthcare.  You can find out more about our programs and outreach here.

And by making a donation this Giving Tuesday, you’ll also have access to exclusive content, like our Why We Revolt digital book club resources, including a discussion guide for the book, samples of our conversation tools, and an interactive book club discussion video from author and Patient Revolution co-founder Victor Montori.  (It’s a fun one - you’ll like it!) 

Your support for the Patient Revolution is critical to help change healthcare from something cruel and industrialized to care that is careful and kind.  For everyone.  Thank you for sharing our vision and supporting our mission.

#WhyWeRevolt and How We Tweetchat

Interested in checking out our #WhyWeRevolt Tweetchats but unsure how to jump in?  Here are some tips and tricks for joining and engaging in our monthly online discussions:

1.     What’s a Tweetchat?  A Tweetchat is a discussion that takes place through Twitter.  At a specific time (ours is 6 pm PT/9 pm ET on Monday, November 12), Twitter users log on and follow the #WhyWeRevolt hashtag and the @PatientRev Twitter account for the discussion questions.  Each question is numbered and when you participate, you use those same numbers in your answers (to help keep track of the discussion).  Check out this post about one of our previous Tweetchats for an example of what that might look like.

2.      Sign up for a Twitter account.  While you don’t need a Twitter account in order to lurk on our open discussions, you’ll need one in order to actively participate.  Go to and sign up for an account – you can use your computer or an app on your smartphone to walk you through the sign up steps.

3.     Follow @PatientRev.  The Patient Revolution team has a Twitter account and the questions are sent out from that account.  Follow us at @PatientRev.

4.     Follow the hashtag #WhyWeRevolt.  Our Tweetchat is anchored around a hashtag (aka a phrase with a # in front of it – it’s how Twitter threads conversations about a specific topic) – our hashtag is #WhyWeRevolt.  You can put that hashtag into in order to see some of our past discussions, and on the nights of the Twitter chat, including #WhyWeRevolt in your Tweets highlights your contributions to the greater group. 

5.     Check out Why We Revolt.  While Why We Revolt is not required reading for the Tweetchats, it is recommended reading.  Each month, we tackle a chapter or topic from the book and do a deep dive as a group.  You can order a copy of the book here, and there are audio and digital versions of the book as well, if you need instant access.

If you have specific questions, feel free to reach out to the Patient Revolution team at  We look forward to chatting with everyone! 


Join Us on October 15 for the Next #WhyWeRevolt Chat


On Monday, October 15th at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT, you’ll find the Patient Revolution team over on Twitter hosting our monthly Why We Revolt book chat. For October, we’ll be discussing solidarity in healthcare. (Check out this video for more on author Victor Montori’s vision for a healthcare system based on solidarity and love.)

To keep up with all the upcoming Patient Revolution efforts, sign up for our newsletter and be sure to check out our blog.  And if you want to share your story, we're always listening.  

September 10th Twitter Chat - Cruelty


On Monday, September 10th at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT, the Patient Revolution returns to the Twittersphere for another #WhyWeRevolt chat.  (Check out a recap of our debut Twitter chat here.) 

This time, we’re going into full book club mode and will be talking about the Cruelty chapter from Why We Revolt.  To join the conversation, follow @PatientRev on Twitter and keep tabs on the #WhyWeRevolt hashtag

And if you're interested in picking up a copy of Why We Revolt for this and future book club chats, check out this link.  See you on the 10th!

Careful and Kind Care in Nonprofit Quarterly

The Patient Revolution co-founder, Victor Montori, was featured in a recent article in Nonprofit Quarterly, talking about greed, corruption, and the change necessary to realign healthcare:

Establishing trust is the heart of good medicine. But few patients and doctors experience this “caring relationship” anymore. Montori, in his book, Why We Revolt, proffers a solution: a patient revolution demanding what he calls, “careful and kind care,” delivered by a system grounded in integrity not greed. This is not a consumer movement that seeks change within existing structures. Montori is calling for a social movement, where patients—who are also citizens—rise up to say they have had enough.
— Karen Kahn, "When Money Drives Nonprofit Health, Clinician Burnout Follows and Patient Care Falls"

Power of the Patient Podcast and Why We Revolt

Power of the Patient, a new podcast from "ePatient Dave" deBronkart, sat down with Victor Montori recently to talk about the Patient Revolution and the goal of careful and kind care.

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. 
— Power of the Patient

You can listen to the full discussion between Dave and Victor by clicking this link - it'll take you to the podcast page.  Let us know what you think!

Our Debut #WhyWeRevolt Tweetchat

Last month, the Patient Revolution team took to Twitter to host our first #WhyWeRevolt tweetchat.  We want to get to know the folks who are sharing their stories and engaging in these conversations about moving healthcare to something that is careful and kind, and we kicked off our first chat by taking a look at Victor Montori's book, Why We Revolt.  

Our questions were centered around the language of the book and the discussion online was exciting. We have picked a few of our favorite Tweets in case you missed the chat.  Enjoy the read, and if you'd like to see all of the discussion, take a look at the #WhyWeRevolt hashtag on Twitter.  Our next Tweetchat will be announced soon!  

August 7th Tweetchat!

Thanks to the engaging and inspiring discussion we had last month, we're returning to Twitter on Tuesday, August 7th for our second #WhyWeRevolt Tweetchat.  This edition will take place on August 7th at 6 pm PT / 9 pm ET through Twitter.  Tune into the @patientrev Twitter account for questions on August 7th, and follow the discussion via the hashtag #whywerevolt.

This month, we'll be talking about digital tools and how they help, or hinder, careful and kind care.  There's a lot to unpack there, and we're excited to hear everyone's take.  

We'd love to have you join this discussion, so mark your calendars for August 7th and we'll see you there! 

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