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GHHS Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, UC San Diego will join almost 60 medical schools and institutions from across North America in taking a stand for humanism in medicine by observing the third Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care.

GHHS Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care was initiated after the 2011 shootings in Tucson, AZ to honor the humanistic actions of Randall Friese, MD, the trauma surgeon who first treated shooting victim Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  Dr. Friese said that the most important thing he did for Congresswoman Giffords in the emergency room was to take her hand and tell her that she would be cared for.

To honor that spirit of caring, the Gold Humanism Honor Society of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation created  GHHS Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care, when medical schools and healthcare institutions across North America create and undertake projects demonstrating the importance of empathy and compassion in patient care.

This year, UC San Diego will offer a panel discussion consisting of fourth year medical students "Stories of Medicine". The event will be held in Garren Auditorium in the Biomedical Sciecnes Building on the School of Medicine campus from 12-1:30pm. Members of the UC San Diego Gold Humanism Honor Society will share their unique experiences in medicine and hope to have participants share stories of their own and discuss these experiences.  We invite any who are interested to join us and hope the day serves as a reminder of the importance of continued humanism in medicine.

For more information about GHHS Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care visit this link.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation works to improve healing and healthcare outcomes by restoring the balance between the cutting edge science of medicine and compassionate, patient centered care.  Learn more about their work at www.humanism-in-medicine.org.   

 

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