Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care

Led by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care is a special week that takes place each year around Valentine’s Day to celebrate patients and clinicians and the special bond of trust and compassion that yields the best care.

2024 Solidarity Week

The participation from our chapters during 2024 Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care was beyond inspiring. All week long, nearly 70 amazing Gold Humanism Honor Society chapters and healthcare organizations celebrated the essential human connection in healthcare by honoring clinicians and patients. We are grateful to all of our members for the ongoing humanistic impact that they are having in their communities.

How did Solidarity Week start?

The national Gold Humanism Honor Society office established National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Care in 2011 to highlight the nation-wide movement promoting clinician-patient relationships based on caring, personalization, and mutual respect. Momentum gathered particularly after the Senate passed a resolution in 2013 and 2014 to officially recognize Solidarity Day on the national calendar, and it is now typically celebrated on or around Valentine’s Day. Beginning in 2016, many chapters celebrated a week of events instead of just one day.

Archives & Past Participant Lists