The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is dedicated
to Keeping Healthcare Human
Healthcare and its experience will be dramatically improved by placing human interests, values and dignity at the core of teaching and practice.
The Gold Foundation infuses the human connection into healthcare. We engage schools, health systems, companies, and individual clinicians in the meaning and joy of humanistic healthcare, so that health professionals and staff have the strength and knowledge to champion and deliver humanistic healthcare and services and so that patients and their families can be partners in collaborative, compassionate, and scientifically excellent care.
The Gold Foundation logo — featuring a golden Mobius loop—symbolizes the continuous bond of trust, respect and communication that connects healthcare professionals with their patients when humanism is at the core of medical practice.
Keeping Healthcare Human requires persistent and determined efforts dedicated to maintaining the human connection in modern medicine. Our Community of Caring is made up of like-minded individuals who support humanism in medicine, and who want a place to connect, share, and advocate for the cause.
Humanistic medical care is not simply compassion. It is the best of medicine. When skilled physicians build caring, trusting and collaborative relationships with patients, studies reveal more appropriate medical decisions, better patient adherence with treatment plans, and less costly healthcare outcomes.
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