Tell Me More®

One of our newest and most exciting programs, Tell Me More® invites patients to help their healthcare team get to know them better. Tell Me More® is available for any care setting, including hospitals and clinics, through a Gold Foundation license. Tell Me More® can also be adapted for healthcare corporations to support their employees in creating strong and healthy connections with patients or customers, as well as their own colleagues.

Members of the Gold Partners Council have access to the Tell Me More® license at a discounted rate or full benefit, depending on their level of membership.

A portion of the licensing or other fees associated with this program supports the continued work of the Gold Foundation.

NOTE: The Gold Foundation is grateful for the compassion, care, and courage of all those caring in the COVID-19 crisis. We recognize that the increased barriers to human connection require new and creative solutions. Tell Me More® is now available for free during the pandemic for care of COVID-19 patients. Learn more and download your free kit.

Compassion is good medicine

First implemented in 2014, the goal of Tell Me More® (TMM) is simple: to allow patients, caregivers, and hospital staff to connect with each other on a more human level. It was originally designed by medical students to strengthen the critical bond that exists between people who are patients and the individuals who care for them. Tell Me More® allows patients and caregivers to get to know each other beyond their diagnoses and job descriptions.

Through a new collaboration with the EDI Institute, Tell Me More® will facilitate patient, caregiver, and staff communication through digital imagery created on mobile devices. Using a specialized app, participants can readily create images with captions to share aspects of their lives in ways often difficult to communicate through words alone.

Tell Me More® expressions are hung bedside in patients’ rooms, and now can be worn on caregiver and staff badges, and displayed in public areas. They serve as easy conversation-starters, promoting a culture of compassion and humanity throughout the hospital.

What others are saying…

“When I took a few extra minutes to learn about the patient’s story, it helped me focus on what I love about my job instead of all the paperwork and scheduling and the things that make it feel like work. The patients aren’t work, they are my inspiration every day.” – A radiation therapist who participated in Tell Me More® with patients

“Even if just for one second, it encourages everyone to see a patient as an individual and not just a condition that we want to treat and discharge home.”

“The program is unique in that it encourages the opportunity to visit with patients, just to talk and hold their hands and share stories, and not have to examine them or do procedures on them.”

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History 

Learn more about the origin of this wonderful program.

Bring Tell Me More® to your institution

Please contact Pia Miller, Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development, at pmiller@gold-foundation.org to arrange a Tell Me More® license for your institution.

A portion of the licensing or other fees associated with this program supports the continued work of the Gold Foundation.