The Arnold P. Gold Foundation infuses the human connection into healthcare. We engage schools, health systems, companies, and individual clinicians in the joy and meaning of humanistic healthcare, so that they have the strength and knowledge to ensure patients and families are partners in collaborative, compassionate, and scientifically excellent care.
Upcoming: Webinar on virtual Nursing White Coat / Oath Ceremonies
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Gold Foundation will be hosting a live webinar at 1 p.m. EDT August 6 to provide helpful tips and an open forum for questions about hosting virtual White Coat / Oath Ceremonies. Nursing school leaders and staff who will be planning ceremonies are invited to register.Learn more & register ...
Announcing the 2020 Essay Contest winners
Congratulations to these 3 nursing students and 3 medical students for their moving essays on the human connection in healthcare! Many thanks to all who entered. We received so many compelling stories — more than 300 essays in all.Read more ...
Humanism in healthcare demands we address racism
The social determinants of health define the odds of a long life. The COVID-19 pandemic itself has put health disparities into high relief. The recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and other people of color who have been killed or harmed, have created a clear view of what Black Americans and people of color face daily. Persistent racism threatens health, well-being, and life; we must come together now to create a more humanistic world for all people.Read the full statement
Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup – July 2020
Dr. Vivek Murthy: The power of human connection
17 Gold Student Summer Fellows to support patients who are particularly vulnerable in COVID crisis
Joint Gold-Planetree statement on preserving family presence during pandemics
New Humanism in Health and Healthcare online course available for free at NextGenU.org
Reactivated PPE Portrait Project strengthens human connections in the COVID-19 crisis
Q&A with Dr. Dorothy Levine, departing GHHS leader
Our need to be changed
#ColoringCare pages by GHHS member Dr. Mike Natter
The irony of connection in a world of distance