How are you?
A typical patient visit lasts 15 minutes, with only a small fraction of that time spent on empathy and reassurance.
That’s enough time to ask the question, but is it really enough time to hear the answer?
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s overarching goal is to create the Gold Standard in Healthcare—compassionate, collaborative and scientifically excellent care—to support clinicians throughout their careers, so the humanistic passion that motivates them at the beginning of their education is sustained throughout their practice.
The Gold Foundation announces the new Gold Corporate Council
The newly formed Gold Corporate Council aspires to elevate the importance of compassion and empathy in healthcare, igniting conversation and action throughout the healthcare industry. Its five founding members are BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Henry Schein, Inc., IBM Watson Health, Medtronic and Quest Diagnostics.chevron_right Read More
In the AAMCNews: Why Humanism is Increasingly Important
In an important Viewpoint piece, Dr. Richard Levin, President and CEO of the Gold Foundation, gives voice to the urgency of humanism: "These tumultuous times require change, and the Gold Foundation is evolving quickly and broadly to help medical schools and teaching hospitals meet the rising need for more attention to humanism."chevron_right Read More
In this new era, we must share power with patients, Dr. Berwick urges
The Jordan J. Cohen Humanism Lecture at the AAMC was given this year by Don Berwick, MD, who brought great insight into how the healthcare system needs to be redesigned, starting with shifting power to patients. “If you don’t think healthcare is about power, you haven’t been paying attention,” Dr. Berwick said.chevron_right Read More