Join our call for human connection in this pandemic by sharing your photos and stories
Amid this life-altering pandemic, with physical distancing a necessity and the challenges to our healthcare teams and society rising by the minute, one thing is clear: human connections are more important than ever.
As part of its mission to keep healthcare human, The Gold Foundation seeks to help strengthen connections during this crisis by encouraging clinicians and patients to share photos and stories of their experiences. Research has shown that a warm, strong human connection helps patients heal while also helping practitioners maintain their own well-being, and we need to mobilize every tool available in this historic fight.
Join us in honoring clinicians’ courage and compassion and recognizing their humanity in this fight, while making space for patients and everyone on the front lines to share their personal stories and be seen. Please join us in sharing your #FrontLineFaces photos and stories and in writing caring comments of support on social media when you see #FrontLineFaces posts.
Overwhelmed by (and largely unprepared for) the intense emotional experiences of his first clinical year, Ben Kaplan, MD/MPH Candidate, Class of 2021 at UNC School of Medicine started creating simple, four-by-four-inch drawings to process these experiences and share them with his medical school friends. This helped them to talk about their experiences with each other, and recognize that many of us were feeling similar things. If you’d like to share your photos, art, haiku, or other forms of creative expression with the GHHS team, please click here.
To submit a piece of your art to be shared on the GHHS website, please click here.
To submit a piece of your writing to be shared on the GHHS website, please click here.
Support for healthcare workers
GHHS medical students and their peers are looking for ways to help however they can, even if they can’t be direct support on the front lines.
Other ways GHHS members are showing their support:
To get involved, contact Tony Thiros