GHHS Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care

This year’s Solidarity Week was held February 13-17. Thanks to your participation, the entire celebration was a wonderful success!

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. Led by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, Solidarity Week is open to GHHS chapters and healthcare institutions around the world. This year’s week-long celebrations were filled with special activities created to honor patients, recognize clinicians, and focus on the human connection that is so important to healthcare.

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2022 Solidarity Week

The participation from our chapters during 2022 Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care was beyond inspiring. Our chapters held panel discussions on topics such as gentrification in West Philadelphia, Immigrant Health, and how to better care for our veterans. Our members baked, cooked, crafted, and put together gift baskets for their patients and their families, and most importantly spent hours harnessing a deep human connection with them. We are grateful to all of our members for the ongoing humanistic impact that they are having in their communities.

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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.

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