Compassionate Collaborative Care Conference Creates New Vision

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, along with their academic partner, the University of Chicago’s Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, and with support from the Josiah Macy […]

A Spectacular Night at the 2014 Golden Thread Gala

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s inaugural New York Golden Thread Gala was held on November 17th at the Waldorf Astoria.   See and download pictures. If prompted, enter password GOLD. The […]

The Gold Foundation Launches the “Tell Me More” Program

Humanism in Medicine Research Roundup – November 2014

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 […]

The first time I saw you cry

by David Ellenberg Dear Max, When you and I met, the skin on top of your head was frail, blistered, and so chalky that it looked like it might slough […]

How healthcare professionals can encourage patients to speak up

by Perry Dinardo The Gold Foundation asked people to respond to a brief survey answering the question: “How could a healthcare professional encourage you to speak up about your needs?” […]

Why is it important for nursing students to have a White Coat Ceremony?

Each month, our nursing student bloggers answer a question about their experience in learning to be caring, humanistic nurses.  This month’s question was: “Why do you think it’s important to […]

Meet our Nursing Student Bloggers!

How do nursing students develop professional identity and become caring, humanistic nurses? How do their learning experiences inside the classroom and beyond help to shape this identity? We have recruited […]

“Vital Conversations” by Dennis Rosen

Review by Liza Pine “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, American physician, 1809-1894.  So begins […]

Emerging from recent misfortune

by Lakshman Swamy, MD, MBA As I am more and more immersed in the world of clinical medicine, I’m shocked at how quickly we can lose ourselves and the patients […]