The Gold Foundation is a great organization whose motto is: “Working to keep the care in health care.”
Similar to the message in my book, Re-humanizing Medicine, the Gold Foundation states “Humanistic medical care is not simply compassion. It is the best of medicine.”
They are a good resource for research on humanism and compassion in medicine. They offer grants to practitioners and researchers (my mate, Hilton Koppe – @ – from Lennox Head Australia recently received a Gold Foundation grant for his work on poetry and medicine).
I discuss the counter-curriculum in my book and in this blog I talk a little bit about the background of how I came to the necessity of that idea.