The Gold Connection takes a deep look at humanism in healthcare. How can we foster empathy, compassion, respect in medicine? How can we ensure all patients receive the care they need? How can we tackle barriers to humanism in medicine?
This podcast was created by members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), medical students & healthcare leaders who embody humanism. The honor society was formed by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a nonprofit organization that champions the human connection in healthcare. Learn more at www.gold-foundation.org.
#3: 2021 GHHS Solidarity Week: Honoring Compassionate Patient Care During a Pandemic
In Episode 3, we look to the 2021 GHHS Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care, an annual celebration of humanism that will look a bit different this year, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) Director Louisa Tvito interviews GHHS chapter leaders and advisors about their Solidarity Week plans, speaking to members from The Ohio State University's Medical School and University of South Alabama's College of Medicine, as well as the Gold Foundation head of communications about how to leverage social media in this year full of social distancing and added precautions. Guests include Rana Elgazzar, President of OSU's GHHS Chapter, and Allison Akers, OSU Solidarity Week Chairwoman, and from the University of South Alabama, Karen Braswell, GHHS Chapter Advisor, and Tyler King, GHHS Social Coordinator.
Dr. Hellen Ransom produced and edited this episode.
To learn more about Solidarity Week, visit the Gold Foundation website, including our Solidarity Week page and our 2021 tweet collection.
#2: "What Does Humanism Mean and Why Is it More Important Than Ever?" with Dr. George Thibault
This episode features Dr. George Thibault's powerful Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Lecture, presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges' Annual Meeting in 2018. Dr. Thibault delves into the history of humanism and present-day attacks on humanism, and leaves us all with this powerful reminder: "It will be hard to have humanism in medicine if there is no humanism in the world around us."
This episode is hosted by Dr. Hellen Ransom, member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society Advisory Council.
#1: The Gold Initiative: Racism & its Impact on Medicine
In the first episode, four Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) representatives discuss the 2020 GHHS National Initiative, Humanism and Healing: Structural racism and its Impact on Medicine, designed to encourage GHHS members to use their leadership roles to start or extend conversations about racism and its impact on medicine/healthcare in their local communities and beyond, to create space for grieving, processing, and bearing witness around this topic, or to take action in one of many powerful ways that humanism can begin to heal.
Join podcast host/producer and GHHS chapter advisor Dr. Hellen Ransom, GHHS members and fourth-year medical students Enioluwafe Ojo and Candice Passerella, and Gold Foundation staff member & GHHS Director Louisa Tvito in this thought-provoking first episode.
The Gold Humanism Honor Society has more than 150 chapters in medical schools around the globe. Created in 2002 by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a nonprofit organization that champions the human connection in healthcare, GHHS now has more than 35,000 members, including medical students, physicians, and other healthcare leaders. For more information, visit www.gold-foundation.org.
Music credit: Follow That Dream by Luca Fraula
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