Friday, February 10, 2012

USA Chapter of Gold Humanism Honor Society to Focus on Compassion

In honor of the Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society's (GHHS) 2nd annual Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care, the University of South Alabama chapter of GHHS has several activities planned to remind students and employees of the importance of compassion in medicine.

Last year, over 40 schools and medical facilities across the country responded with their acts of solidarity on February 14. This year, USA's chapter will hold a "Focus on Compassion" week from February 13-17.

On February 14, medical students are asked to wear red to symbolize unity and to act as a reminder of the importance of compassion and love in health care. Other activities are also planned such as providing puzzles at hospital waiting rooms and distributing small bags of candy and treats to patients.

The senior medical students of the USA chapter of GHHS are Britni Bradshaw, Travis Harris, Antwan Hogue, Stephen Marbut, Cody Penrod, Melissa Reimer, Dianna Thomas, Ashley Weil, and Ryan Weldon.

Click here to learn more about the USA chapter of GHHS. For more information on the "Focus on Compassion" week, contact Britni Bradshaw at bmb802@jaguar1.usouthal.edu.

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