Humanism seminar to honor MD’s late wife
AJP Assistant Editor
We all want compassionate medical care. “May I never see in the patient anything but a fellow creature in pain,” says the Oath of Maimonides, attributed to the 12th-century Jewish sage and physician.
In Jewish tradition, “it’s critical to keep the community healthy so it can continue to do good deeds,” says Dr. Steven A. Wool. For doctors, “it’s important to combine spirituality with medical backgrounds,” he adds.
Sponsored by the Maimonides Society of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona In conjunction with the University of Arizona College of Medicine
Save the Date:
January 21, 2010
Marriott University Park
Dr. Arnold Gold and Dr. Sandra Gold
Vision: To honor the memory of Cindy Wool, Cindy’s family, friends and community are establishing an annual seminar for healthcare professionals. The inspiration for this seminar derives from Cindy’s caring and devotion to the people she helped, her love for humanity and connection to Jewish values, and from her personal experience in dealing with acute leukemia.
Seminar Goals and Structure: The seminar’s goals are to sensitize and enhance insight into the unique relationship that occurs between the health care professionals and their patients. This recognizes the concept that each clinician’s ability to participate in the healing
process derives from his or her capacity for compassion and empathy.
With greater self-awareness comes the ability to comfort and support patients and their families. This inaugural seminar will feature a dinner and presentation by Drs. Arnold and Sandra Gold, as well as an interactive discussion facilitated by the members of the Maimonides Society. The seminar will be open to all health care professionals, and will be offered free to medical students. Continuing Medical Education (CME) has been made available through the support of the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Funding Opportunities: To honor the memory of Cindy Wool, and to support this and future seminars, an endowment fund has been established at the Jewish Community Foundation. A memorial tribute journal will be published in conjunction with this event.
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation advances humanism in medicine, perpetuating the tradition of the caring doctor. Through innovative medical education, we promote and affirm more compassionate medical care and caregivers.
ARNOLD P. GOLD, M.D., Chairman of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, where he has been associated for 40 years. An author of more than 80 published articles and several books in the field of Pediatric Neurology, Dr. Gold is the recipient of many awards and lectureships.
He is also the founder of the Humanism in Medicine White Coat Ceremony, which serves as a rite of passage for first year medical students and emphasizes the philosophy of practicing compassionate medical care.
SANDRA O. GOLD, Ed.D., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Her creativity and vision is dedicated to making the world a better place. Dr. Gold is the past President of the Florence Heller Research Center of the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America.
Marlyne J. Freedman, Vice President
Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona
Phone: 520-577-9393, email@example.com