Your definition of humanism in the context of healthcare is beautifully articulated. Your blog post embodies the mission of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation...to promote humanism in medicine.
In case you are not aware, we thought you might be interested to know that this year, for the first time, our Gold Humanism Honor Society Biennial Conference is open to non-GHHS members and practicing physicians. It is a unique opportunity to spend a few days in the company of medical students, residents, faculty and practicing doctors all of whom recognize humanism as a core element in the practice of medicine. You can learn more about this Biennial conference, being held Oct. 4-6 2012 in Chicago, at our website, humanism-in-medicine.org.