The Patient Revolution is built on the belief that stories are powerful.

Stories can inform, infect, irritate, and ignite a chain reaction that makes the status quo unsustainable. Stories are the first step in a push for healthcare that is careful and kind to each patient and community.  

Our mission is to arm people to tell stories; stories about their lives, stories about their capabilities and limitations, and stories about what risks, benefits and trade-offs look like from their point of view. We want people to tell these stories in exam rooms and hospital rooms, in their communities and in the rooms where decisions get made. 

We recognize that speaking up in these circumstances can be difficult. The barriers are significant. We are here to help. Think of us as your support staff; prepared to offer skill development, practice spaces, tools, programs, resources, and cheerleading.


Mar 13, 2018, 6-8p -  Victor will be reading at The Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, on SE Hawthorne in Portland. Come by to join the discussion.

April 9-10, 2018 - Victor gives a keynote at The 6th Annual Lown Institute Conference Breaking the Cycle of High Cost & Low Value: America’s Next Health System, Washington, DC

April 27-29, 2018 - Victor gives a keynote at Medicine X | ED in Palo Alto, CA


Every action is important in the revolution for careful and kind care. Here are some to get you started. 

  • Read the book! (100% of the proceeds go to support The Patient Revolution!)
  • Give the book to someone else. Maybe your doctor? (Include a note about why you want them to read it. Tell us what happens.)
  • Are you connected to a patient or caregiver advocacy group? Maybe we could collaborate on a twitter chat? or share about our tools with your group? (email us)

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