President and CEO of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award Recipient
The Struggle for Trust: Infusing Humanism into Health Care
Geraldine "Polly" Bednash Lectureship Award
Sunday, March 26, 2023 | 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Gold Foundation President and CEO Dr. Richard Levin will discuss the battering of trust in American society and its consequences for nurses and the health professions at large. In an era plagued by health misinformation and diminished regard for science, the value of expertise is under attack. Clinicians are exhausted and despairing from the moral injury of caring for those who deny the truth about what biomedical science brings to caring. Nurses remain the most trusted profession in the nation but sustaining the nursing workforce and the other healthcare professionals is a challenge of new urgency. We need leaders to guide us out of this crisis, and the solutions must be interprofessional. Dr. Levin will focus on the power of humanism and the human connection to restore trust and pave a brighter future for nurses, physicians, and all patients under our care.
The Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award was established in March 2014 to honor AACN’s previous CEO, who led the association for 28 years. Award recipients are chosen by the AACN Board of Directors on the basis of their leadership and/or scholarly contributions to interprofessional education.