2015 celebration of National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care

On Friday February 13, 2015 over 90 institutions participated in celebrating National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care. Typically held on or near Valentine's Day, this day is marked by a celebration...

Mardge Cohen, MD awarded the Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award

This Spring, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation will present the inaugural Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award to Dr. Mardge Cohen, MD. This award will be presented annually to […]

Has personal information about a patient helped you treat their health issues?

In advance of the “Tell Me More” project happening nationwide on Solidarity Day, we asked our medical student bloggers:  Has there ever been a time when you learned something personal about a […]

Apply Now for Picker-Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training

Since 2008, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and The Picker Institute have partnered on the Picker Gold Graduate Medical Education Challenge Grant Program, which supports the research and development of successful [...]

Humanism in Medicine Research Roundup — January 2015

This post is part of our series of Research Roundups — a list of recently published studies on humanism in medicine. If you would like to be notified each time a Research […]

5 ways to use creativity to combat physician burnout

by Starla Fitch, MD Those of us in healthcare face tough decisions every day: Should we spend less time with Patient A so we can have more time to tell […]

Gawande’s “Being Mortal”: An engaging look at modern mortality

Review by Perry Dinardo “I learned about a lot of things in medical school, but mortality wasn’t one of them.” From the opening line of Atul Gawande’s newest book, Being […]

How do your nursing role models express compassion for patients?

Each month, our nursing student bloggers answer a question about their experience in learning to be caring, humanistic nurses.  This month’s question was: “How have you seen your nursing role […]

How can medical students deal with burnout?

We asked our medical student bloggers:  Have you seen any burnout among your peers? If so, why do you think this is happening?  How do you think it can be better recognized, managed […]

Top 5 Humanism in Medicine Hits in 2014

At 10pm almost every day we post from our Facebook page about different issues related to humanism in medicine. Here are the articles that most resonated with our Facebook followers in 2014: 5. […]