National Doctor’s Day is a single day reserved once a year to publicly honor physicians for the good work they do for their patients, their community, and our society as a whole.
At OUR HOUSE, we are celebrating the medical professionals attending OUR Medical Education Program, which teaches physicians and nurses how to talk with patients who are dying and families who are grieving. OUR grief experts and support group Alumni help these medical professionals increase their ability to be present and empathetic in their communications.
Through collaborative partnerships with the UCLA and the USC Schools of Medicine and Nursing, we are proud to be a part of the only grief training available to first year medical and nursing students.
But we don’t pick who’s honored…you do!
Twelve members of USC’s Keck School of Medicine, Class of 2021, pictured above with their Clinical Professors, Dr. Sandy Gaynor and Dr. David Edelbaum, and with OUR HOUSE Founder, Jo-Ann Lautman.
“I thought that this was a really great and rewarding experience. I had never thought about having these types of conversations with patients, and if not for this session, I definitely would have avoided these types of conversations in practice. This helped to normalize the way I think about death and understand the benefits of talking/being open with my patients about it. Both instructors were fantastic! Thank you!”
“I think this session was really helpful in regards to both our personal and career lives. I wish all medical students and residents got this training. We didn’t get this sort of reflections during our pre-clinical years. Having such skills will help both the patient and physician handle situations appropriately and with utmost respect/empathy.”
“I thought this focus experience really gave us a lot of tools and phrases which we can all use going forward in our lives and our careers. It was really important to hear from the alumni because their experiences, especially with health professionals, was extremely informative in how we should and shouldn’t act as physicians. It was also an honor to hear their stories, and I am very grateful they decided to share with us.”
Show the Doctors in Your Life How Much You Appreciate All They Do
Your acknowledgment will be warmly felt by the physician(s) you wish to name. Your donation is vitally important to OUR HOUSE. With your financial support for our Medical Education Program, you are helping to train future physicians on how they can best support their patients and grieving families.
Choose to either receive a bundle of special acknowledgement cards for you to send to Doctors in your life or have OUR HOUSE send an acknowledgement card on your behalf.