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Area cancer support doc hosts book launch Sunday

During the past 50 years, medical practice has decayed from an intimate personal service into the “delivery of healthcare,” asserts Nevada City physician Jeff Kane, who recently released his new book, “Healing Healthcare: How Doctors and Patients Can Heal Our Sick System.” In his book, Kane discusses how doctors now work for insurance corporations and government agencies seemingly concerned more with financial flow than patient welfare. The result is inequitable care and excess intervention, which can be uncomfortable, hazardous and “ridiculously expensive.”

Kane will be hosting a book launch from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Open Book (formerly Tomes), 671 Maltman Ave. in Grass Valley.

In his book Kane advocates reform that “will come only from reviving the venerable, therapeutic patient-doctor relationship.”



Kane devoted the last 35 years of his practice to facilitating cancer support groups. He founded programs at Sutter Cancer Center in Sacramento and Sierra Nevada Cancer Center in Grass Valley. He’s published four books and many articles on the patient-doctor relationship. The event will include a reading from the book followed by discussion. Admission is free, and refreshments are available.


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