Tools for our Partners

To all of our Gold partners, we have curated resources here to help support you in the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for the care, courage, and compassion of all those in the Gold community and beyond, including our Gold Partners Council schools and hospitals, Gold Humanism Honor Society chapters, and Gold Corporate Council. We invite you to use and share these tools with your healthcare team, students, constituents, and customers for free during the COVID-19 crisis.

Our President and CEO, Dr. Richard I. Levin, first introduced these resources in a letter in April 2020. Please reach out to Pia Pyne Miller, MPH, Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development at pmiller@gold-foundation.org if you would like further information or to discuss any resources you or your institution have created. We frequently highlight the great work and helpful resources offered by our partners.

Gold Resources

Tell Me More® for COVID-19 Care This communication tool strengthens the human connection through a wall poster that personalizes the patient.

Resources for Clinician Well-Being Helpful links and practical techniques, plus an opportunity to share your thoughts.

Flourishing at Work: Mindful Practice® for Clinicians and Leaders One-hour webinar from Mindful Practice co-founder Dr. Mick Krasner

Gold Foundation’s Practical Applications of Humanism Database — Curated collection of tools for health professions educators, students, and academic and corporate leaders.

Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essays – Stories by medical and nursing students from our annual contest.

Reading Lists for Compassionate Clinicians

Gold Partners Council newsletter – Quarterly newsletter sharing innovations and best practices, available to our Gold Partners Council

News & Notes and Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup newsletters – Subscribe to our two monthly newsletters. The March Research Roundup is a special edition, dedicated to maintaining the human connection in the age of COVID-19.

Coming soon: Gold Library of Human InSight Webinars and Ceremony Keynotes Inspirational remote-access webinars. Please contact Pia Pyne Miller, MPH at pmiller@gold-foundation.org if you have insights or expertise related to practicing resilience and compassionate care in this crisis that you’d like to share through a webinar with the Gold community.

Other Resources

myCovidMD® – A free telehealth app and portal that connects resources in real time to real people, including pop-up COVID-19 drive-thru testing centers in hot-zone communities, a Shared Harvest initiative.

Coronavirus Anxiety: Daily Update Videos – Short, thoughtful videos by psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Jud Brewer, Director of Brown University’s Center for Mindfulness, sharing practical tips and insights to help us all stay mentally healthy, calm, and connected in these uncertain times.

Death, Grief, and Funerals in the COVID age – An extensive list of optimal strategies and tips for helping people develop new rituals to honor those who die during the pandemic, including ideas for assisting hospital patients who are separated from their family, all compiled by the Virtual Funeral Collective, part of the Global COVID-19 Relief Coalition.

Bridging the Distance: Connecting During a Time of Isolation from EDI Institute (PDF) – This new free virtual program encourages individuals to create expressive imagery through EDI’s mobile app and then facilitates the sharing and discussion of those images among teams and communities, resulting in powerful interpersonal connection for participants.

Guidelines on Preserving Family Presence During Challenging Times (PDF) – Recommendations from a Planetree-led coalition to help hospitals and nursing homes navigate the difficult, evolving issues around allowing visitors during and after a pandemic.

Practicing within the Context of the COVID-19 pandemic: A Virtual Peer Discussion Support Group led by Dr. Mick Krasner – The co-founder of Mindful Practice and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is holding a free six-part virtual peer discussion support group: Flourishing at Work: Cultivating an Undivided Life in Medicine, made possible by PRI, which runs on Monday evenings through June 22, 2020.

COVID-19 Group Support Virtual Meetings – All healthcare workers are invited to join these free online peer support gatherings, hosted 5:30-6:30 p.m. EDT Tuesdays and Thursdays by Joseph Weiner MD, PhD, Associate Professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, a Gold Partners Council member.

NYC COVID Care Network – a NYC-based volunteer network of 2500+ mental health professionals, life coaches, spiritual care providers, organizers, and crisis line operators ready to offer free support to essential workers and their family members in this time of incredible need.

Physician Support Line1-888-409-0141 –  A national, free, confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists providing peer support for physician colleagues during the COVID-19 epidemic seven days a week 8 a.m. to midnight EDT.

Telehealth Communication: Quick Tips – These tips and videos from the Academy of Communication in Healthcare help enhance connections during telehealth encounters, and beyond.

If you, a colleague, or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts, please reach out for help:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline –  1-800-273-8255 (TALK) –  Free, confidential support available 24/7 for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Lifelife Chat is a web chat service by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services 24/7.