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Arnold P. Gold Foundation ACP Award for Medical Humanism

Established: 2014

The award is given to a member of the American College of Physicians who:

  • Demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient care;
  • Shows respect for patients, families and co-workers;
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in working with patients and family members of diverse backgrounds;
  • Displays effective, empathic communication and listening skills;
  • Understands a patient's need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments, and makes an effort to ensure patient comprehension;
  • Comprehends and shows respect for the patient's viewpoint;
  • Is sensitive to the patient's psychological well-being, and identifies emotional concerns of patients and family members;
  • Engenders trust and confidence;
  • Displays competence in scientific endeavors

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