Announcing the 2018 winning essays, call for AFMC-Gold Canadian award, summer reading book contest and much more!
July 2018 | News & Notes
Announcing the 2018 essay contest winners: 6 nursing & medical students
More than 200 medical and nursing students reflected on this quote and penned an essay for this year's Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest. This is
the first year that the nearly 20-year contest has expanded from medical students to include nursing students. Six winning essays were selected. First place went to
Antoinette Esce, a third-year medical student at University of Rochester, and Ashley Edgar, a first-year nursing student at University of Texas Medical Branch. Grab a box of tissues and readthis year's six winning essays.
Now open: AFMC-Gold Humanism Award and Lecture call for nominees
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanistic Healthcare Canada are seeking nominees for the inaugural AFMC-Gold Humanism Award and Lecture, which will be presented at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education in April 2019. Open to healthcare professionals in Canada, the award honors the ideals of humanism and patient-centered care within the Canadian healthcare community. Learn
more about the award and
submit a nomination.
Deadline: September 28, 2018
Enter to win a book from our 2018 Summer Reading list
Are you looking for a meaningful book to delve into this summer? If so, check out our
2018 Summer Reading List for Compassionate Clinicians, which features recent releases that can help refuel your commitment to compassionate care. For the second year, we are holding free book giveaways all summer long of books on the list, including "In Shock" by Rana Awdish and "Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness" by Rick Hanson. To enter, visit our
Facebook pagefor rules and more. Happy reading and good luck!
Introducing the Gold Humanism Honor Society Golden Glimmers
Golden Glimmers are a new way for GHHS members to express themselves, and at the same time, stay connected with their GHHS peers! We will periodically be requesting themed submissions in the form of art, writing, photos, and more. The first Golden Glimmers submission period is now open: Offer your advice for medical school in the form of a haiku.Learn more about our Golden Glimmers initiative and read haiku that have since been submitted
Deadline: August 17, 2018
Register for Planetree 40th Anniversary Conference using GOLD discount code
Join us at Planetree's upcoming 40th Anniversary Conference on Person-Centered Care in Boston on October 7-10.
Register now with a GOLD discount code to receive conference passes at a reduced rate.
Learn about the Gold Foundation sessions at the conference, including presentations from President and CEO Dr. Rich Levin, Picker-Gold grantee Dr. Juliette Perzhinsky, and the 2018 Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Award winner Dr. Dinali Fernando. Dr. Fernando will also receive the Hurwitz award at the Planetree Conference where there will be a reception in her honor. There will also be an interactive presentation of Tell Me More® with Gold Corporate Council member Quest Diagnostics. We hope to see you there!
July Research Roundup
Each month The Gold Foundation offers readers a summary of recently published studies on humanism in healthcare both from researchers within our Gold Community and beyond. This month's research include studies on empathy, clinical transparency, physician education, medical communication, compassion fatigue, physician burnout, and much more.
Click here to read July's Research Roundup and
here to sign up to receive future research newsletters.