The Arnold P. Gold Foundation sustains the commitment of healthcare professionals to provide compassionate, collaborative and scientifically excellent patient care.
In order to …
… support clinicians throughout their careers, so the humanistic passion that motivates them at the beginning of their education is sustained throughout their practice.
As a writer and with my passion for relationship centered and compassionate care, I am so very honored to once again engage as a reviewer for the Gold Foundation’s Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest, which includes both medical students and nursing students.
The prompt for this year’s contest is based off the quote from Maya Angelou …
“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”
And includes the direction …
Using this quote as a reflective prompt, write about an experience where you or your healthcare team intervened to engage compassionately and respectfully with a vulnerable patient to help them feel accepted and seen.
As always the responses … powerful … deep … engaging.
To learn more (including how to engage in this essay contest) please click here.
Each year the Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essays inspire me. The messages of these essays are the lessons being shared by the future leaders of healthcare … and know this … we are in good hands.