February 2019 | News & Notes
The Gold Humanism Honor Society hosted a spectacular 2019 Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care and Thank a Resident Day just a week later. Thank you to the 100+ GHHS chapters, schools, and hospitals that joined in these special celebrations!

  • GHHS chapters across the nation marked Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care February 11-15 with such activities as baking, cooking, crafting, and creating gift baskets for patients and their families. Many chapters focused on care for veterans as part of the Veterans Gold Health Initiative or implemented Tell Me More®, one of our key programs to encourage connection. Check out a sampling of the many wonderful 2019 Solidarity Week activities.
  • For the second year in a row, GHHS hosted Thank a Resident Day, designed to show gratitude and celebrate the “house staff” of the hospital. The celebration ignited great conversation on social media, seen on Instagram and Twitter, which included warm posts and thank you videos. Check out this collection of Thank a Resident Day activities from all around the nation.
NEW TRACKS FOR MAPPING THE LANDSCAPE GRANTEES, GOLD HUMANISM HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS & EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
The Gold Foundation is hosting its first Gold Humanism Summit this fall in Orlando, Florida, a special opportunity to come together with fellow champions of humanistic care.

This first Gold Humanism Summit will include:
  • the Mapping the Landscape Symposium, the annual convening of MTL grantees to present their work and gather with like-minded researchers of humanism
  • the GHHS conference, a gathering for Gold Humanism Honor Society members to learn from and collaborate with one another
  • an Executive Leadership Track for leaders passionate about cultivating a humanistic culture at their health institutions
  • Gold Foundation sessions devoted to the pressing topics of humanism today.

Mark your calendars, and look for registration information coming soon!

What: GOLD HUMANISM SUMMIT
Where: ORLANDO, FL
When: OCTOBER 27-30, 2019
The Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest is now open, with a quotation by Maya Angelou as the reflective prompt this year. Winners receive a monetary award of up to $1,000, and first-, second-, and third-place nursing and medical student essays will be published in Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and The Journal of Professional Nursing, of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Learn more about the contest and how to submit your essay online.
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2019

On June 13, the Gold community will come together to celebrate humanism in healthcare at our annual Golden Thread Gala, a special evening in New York City that serves as finale to our 30th anniversary year. We will honor three individuals with the 2019 National Humanism in Medicine Medal: entrepreneur, community activist and internationally recognized patient advocate  Elaine Adler; bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and social critic  Anna Quindlen; and eminent professor, physician and leader in medical education  Dr.  George Thibault.

We would love you to be a part of this special night. Please consider becoming a sponsor and inviting leaders of humanism in your own school, health institution, company or community to join you at this one-of-a-kind evening. Your presence and support matter.

Download our sponsorship packet here.

What: GOLDEN THREAD GALA
Where: ZIEGFELD BALLROOM, NEW YORK CITY
When: JUNE 13, 2019
Quest Diagnostics, a founding member of the Gold Corporate Council, has adapted our Tell Me More® initiative into their Everyday Excellence Program. The Everyday Excellence program emphasizes how every employee in every role is just footsteps away from the patient, and Tell Me More® provides a framework for increasing human connections. Watch a video of Nora Branconi, Executive Director of Customer Experience, explaining how Quest Diagnostics integrated Tell Me More®.
The Gold Foundation is delighted to partner alongside Nurses With Global Impact, Inc. for the third annual International Nurses Day at the United Nations, honoring exemplary nurses who are making an impact on global healthcare. Early-bird registration of $75 ends March 1. The regular price is $95. The ticket includes a special presentation by Marcus Engel, speaker, educator and motivator behind the "I'm here" movement, as well as lunch in the Delegates Dining Room. Register here today.

What: INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY
Where: UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK CITY
When: MAY 10, 2019
This month's compilation of studies examines important questions in humanistic care, including:
  1. What do comments in online forums tell us about the unmet needs of patients with chronic illnesses? 
  2. Can a sentence of assurance from a physician help relieve symptoms? 
  3. Has the level of burnout in U.S. physicians changed since 2014? 


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To recommend a recent study for inclusion in a future edition, email Research Roundup editor Tresa Kaur at  tkaur@gold-foundation.org.
Gold Student Summer Fellowships provide an opportunity for medical students to complete a research or service project related to community health. Gold Student Summer Fellows do amazing work all around the globe. Read about a 2018 Gold Student Summer Fellow who established a Patient Navigator Program at a student-run clinic at the University of Miami. Learn more about Gold Student Summer Fellowships and apply today. 
Deadline: MARCH 8, 2019
The Gold Foundation is now accepting Letters of Intent for the 2019 Picker Gold Graduate Medical Education Challenge Grant Program. This initiative supports the research and development of successful patient-centered care initiatives and best practices in the education of our country’s future physicians. Learn more about the program and proposal guidelines.
Deadline: MARCH 29, 2019
Dr. Richard I. Levin, our President and CEO, will be presenting "The Human Factor in Professional Development, Teaching and Learning" at AANC's 16th Annual Symposium on Continuing Nursing Education.
Learn more about the symposium and register today.

What: ANCC ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION
Where: ORLANDO, FL
When: APRIL 24, 2019
GOLD PARTNERS COUNCIL MEMBERS now have the opportunity to share an event or other relevant news to our Gold community in this new space. Contact Gwen Tundermann at
 gtundermann@gold-foundation.org for more information.
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