Newswise — The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is a signature program of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF), an international not-for-profit organization that promotes patient-centered care. GHHS invites into its membership medical students, residents, faculty, and members of the community who serve as leaders and role models for promoting kindness and compassion in medical environments.
The APGF and GHHS established GHHS National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care in 2011 to support a national movement promoting provider-patient relationships based on knowing and respecting patients as individuals. GHHS invites participation in National Solidarity Day by all providers of patient care such as medical and nursing schools, residency training programs, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers.
This year GHHS is proud to spotlight a program called “Tell Me More” to be piloted on 2/13/2015 in GHHS chapters. The program was developed for last year’s National Solidarity Day by members of the GHHS chapter at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. Medical students sought to learn about patients beyond their diagnosis and to share that knowledge with all staff who interact with patients by posting descriptive phrases about the patient in their hospital rooms. Patients lit up when asked about their lives, and students were humbled and awed by the depth and resiliency of the patients they interviewed. After the pilot, the Foundation hopes to expand “Tell Me More” to a nationwide project that can be easily and readily implemented by health care facilities throughout the country.
By improving communication, GHHS strives to enhance patient and provider satisfaction and heath care outcomes. GHHS is delighted to support any health care institution that wishes to participate in GHHS National Solidarity Day. For more information please visit: http://humanism-in-medicine.org/ghhs/national-conferences-events/ghhs-solidarity-day/. To receive GHHS National Solidarity Day stickers, please contact Michele Silver at [email protected].