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The 2022 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest is Now Open

Published February 23, 2022

2022 Hope Babette Tang Essay Contents - Creating a connected life begins with the decisions we make in our day-to-day lives. Do we choose to make time for people? Do we show up as our true selves? Do we seek out others with kindness, recognizing the power of service to bring us together? 29 - U.S. Surgeon General

The Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest asks nursing students to engage in a reflective writing exercise that illustrates an experience where they or a team member worked to ensure that humanism was at the core of care. Submissions that touch upon students' personal experiences of humanistic care or stories of family and friends will also be accepted.

This year’s essay prompt is an excerpt from U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy's book Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World:

“Creating a connected life begins with the decisions we make in our day-to-day lives. Do we choose to make time for people? Do we show up as our true selves? Do we seek out others with kindness, recognizing the power of service to bring us together?”

Winners receive a monetary award of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.

Learn more about the​ Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest.

Visit How to Apply for information on eligibility, selection criteria, the review process, and application materials. Deadline is March 14.

Flyers are available to share with your nursing students here: Color Flyer with Blue Background, Color Flyer with White Background, and Black & White Flyer

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