National Doctor’s Day is a special day reserved once a year to publicly honor physicians for the good work they do for their patients and our community.
Now, more than ever, amid the Coronavirus pandemic, we need to thank our Doctors, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists and everyone working in the medical field.
Your donation on National Doctor’s Day will support 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.
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.
Frontline medical professionals need our encouragement and support more than ever during the Coronavirus pandemic. The people you choose to honor will be uplifted by your acknowledgment. Additionally, your donation is vitally important to sustain the services of OUR HOUSE during this difficult time.
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“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 regard to both our personal and career lives. I wish all medical students and residents got this training. We didn’t get this sort of reflection 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.”