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 Articles About Humanism in Medicine 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 followers in 2014: 5.  For […]

Our Top 11 Blog Posts of 2014

We are grateful to all the guest bloggers who have contributed thought-provoking posts to our blog this year. These 11 posts got the most views in 2014: 11.  My wildly unrealistic wish […]

Humanism in Medicine Research Roundup – December 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 […]

Leaky Pipes by Melissa McCoy

This post is part of our collection of “Gold Nuggets” —  our way of alerting the medical community to original artwork, poetry or multimedia that stimulate discussion and reflection.  If […]

How health professionals can show they are listening

by Liza Pine The Gold Foundation asked people to respond to a brief survey answering the question: “How would you know your healthcare professional is really listening to your concerns?” […]

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 […]