On Tuesday, February 20, 2019, 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 Annual 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 Liebow Auditorium in the Biomedical Sciences Building on the
School of Medicine campus from 12-1:00 pm. 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.
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