A lot of us have acknowledged the system is broken, but Montori wants to fix it. In this podcast he explains his book and how he wants it to be the impetus for a real world Patient Revolution. Lamenting the corruption of healthcare mission, he shares his solution: careful and kind care for all.
Victor dismantles the formulaic “checkbox” style of medicine and explains how we can compassionately individualize care in clinical encounters by removing the profit-driven mentality prevailing in the system. He argues that compassion and caring are hardwired in our DNA and happen organically- only today those innate drives are stifled by arrogance and greed. To overcome the barriers to kind care doctors can no longer be apolitical and must take action to improve the system.
Maggie Breslin, the Executive Director of the patient revolution, talks about her work fighting the tenants of industrial healthcare and moving it in the direction of careful and kind care. She wants to inspire patients, clinicians, and communities to become drivers of change in the healthcare system, instead of focusing on institutions. A main goal furthering the philosophy of shared decision making and embedding it into the clinical culture.
One of Victors best talks yet, he joins Pain Reframed to share his knowledge about how the healthcare system is failing large segments of the population. Learn about his early life and career and Peru, and how those experiences shape his view of United States healthcare. We also hear the story of Maria, an isolated patient who had a surplus of medicine, but lacked compassionate care.
Victor Montori talks to Patient Critical about profit-hungry healthcare. He explores the label of noncompliance, how patients are labeled unfairly because they lack means by uncaring physicians. He explains the usefulness of his conversation planning tools and how they help patients subvert the industrialized, fast paced aspect of healthcare and get the careful and kind treatment they deserve.
Casey Quinlan and Victor Montori have a chat about creating a patient revolution in healthcare. The talk focuses on research, something they both have personal experience in. When experts and policymakers are separate from clinicians and patients, vital information is lost. Victor explains how it might look to have patients actively involved in medical research.
Victor joins The Exam room to make his case for the importance of patient centered care and why we need to dismantle and rebuild the current system from the ground up. He explains how standardized care takes away a patients individuality and leaves clinicians burnt out. How incentives can push a clinician to make benchmarks, but not give good care. We learn that Patients think doctors are in charge, but the doctors feel completely helpless against the system.
Victor joins the Healthcare is HILARIOUS! podcast to explain why we need a revolution in the healthcare system. He reminds us of the recent successes of the gay rights movement, showing that change is possible. A reform would imply the system has the basics right. What Victor is calling for is a full revolution, against a healthcare system that isn’t broken, but was built this way. He wants to make the patients the prime movers, and hopes the clinicians will follow soon after.
A great interview on the Low Carb Cardiologist Podcast where Victor explains some of the issues we face in the healthcare industry. He talks on how the mission of a healthcare organization follows the money, when it should be the other way around. Clinicians go into the healthcare field to help people, but their goals are not always in line with what the business administrations tell them will make the hospital money. He also talks about how the system has destroyed the doctor patient relationship, and what a huge loss that is for everyone.
On this podcast Victor discusses his work with The Patient Revolution. How he wants to shift the paradigm back toward healing and away from blind profiteering. We learn that cruelty arises in the system not because clinicians are cruel, but because the system itself has become industrialized and lacks empathy. We get to hear a passage from his book where we learn about how the human pyramids in Catalonia festivals called Castells are a perfect metaphor for how we can build a community of care.