Distracted Digital Doctors: The Need to Rehumanize Medicine

by Wei Wei Lee, MD MPH “She made zero eye contact. She stared at the computer the entire visit.” This was my friend Pat’s lasting impression of her visit to […]

Dr. Cynthia Haq: Humanism in Wisconsin and Around the Globe

The Gold Foundation is proud to recognize Dr. Cynthia Haq, MD as the recipient of the 2014 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award at the Association of American […]

When no one was watching, I changed

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. In […]

Moral jazz and patient-centered care

by Kenneth Sharpe Making ethical choices in the everyday work of doctoring and nursing is like playing jazz: Moral Jazz.  Doctors and nurses are not just “making it up,” any more […]

$5,000 Scholarships Available for 2015 Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators

The Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators provides a select group of participants with the knowledge base and skills to enhance their expertise in both conducting an educational project of their […]

Emma’s Haircut: Helping young children understand cancer

By Florence Gelo, DMin, NCPsyA I have worked as a therapist for a psycho-oncology program for over a decade. It is both challenging and rewarding to enter the lives of women […]

New research on medical professionalism and the teaching of humanism

This post is part of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s series of “Research Roundups” — a monthly list of recently published research on humanism in medicine.  If you would like to […]

Poetry by Cate Chason: A Gift for GHHS Chapters

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. In a […]

Best practices: Offering patients real support

By Nia Zalamea, MD Three years into my private practice, I met a gentleman (we can call him “Mr. B”) who was a father of two, husband and contractor. He […]

Medical (non)adherence: You really have to ask

By Dennis Rosen, MD It can sometimes seem as though the easy part of being a doctor is taking a history, making the diagnosis, and prescribing the appropriate treatment. There […]