Ten strategies for staying human during residency training

by Allan Peterkin, MD Aim to maintain an “internal locus of control.” This means that you seek to control what you can, rather than passively accepting everything that happens to you. For example, ask […]

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Nominate a Changemaker for the Pearl Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award.    Pearl Birnbaum (1907-1993), a graduate of Radcliffe College, was wife to […]

How I left the walking dead for the walking dead meditation

When I was awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award in 2007, I was the last person I thought would ever suffer from physician burnout. Early in my career I […]

100 Nursing Schools to Participate in White Coat Ceremony

Today, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced that 100 schools of nursing were selected to receive funding support to pilot White Coat […]

Tracing the lineage of great doctors: From my dad to William Osler

by Barron Lerner, MD One of the unexpected pleasures of writing a biography about my physician-father was creating a sort of genealogy of famous physicians who had preceded him.  “Great doctor […]

Humanism in Medicine Research Roundup – July 2014

At the end of every month, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation compiles the Research Roundup, a list of recently published studies on humanism in medicine.  If you would like to be notified […]

What are the habits of highly humanistic physicians?

by Carol M. Chou, MD Most physicians would probably agree that a humanistic approach to patients– one that is sensitive to the cultural backgrounds, values, and preferences of the patient–is […]

Acts of affordable caring: Changing clinical culture around substance use

by Margaret Chisolm, MD The vast majority of Americans who engage in problematic use of either licit or illicit substances have never received treatment for their substance use. The recent […]

The healing power of stories

by Annie Brewster, MD and Jonathan Adler, PhD On a Wednesday night in early June, Liz, a 50-year-old woman with stage 4 ovarian cancer, sat on the fireplace hearth in […]