Student & Faculty Humanism Awards Nominations
Due: May 13, 2016
The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey has invited Rutgers School of Nursing to submit the name of one Student and one Faculty member to receive the 2016 Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. HFNJ’s annual Humanism Awards Program honors nursing students, nursing faculty, and health care employees in its Newark metro service area for demonstrating outstanding compassion in caring for patients and their families. Each honoree will receive a certificate and a $500 gift to be presented at an awards reception in July.
Please nominate a student and/or a faculty member by Friday, May 13, 2016.
The very simple nomination process requires only basic contact info and a maximum 250-word statement justifying your nomination. Nominations that include specific examples and anecdotes describing humanistic patient care receive the best reviews. Here are the links for the online forms:
NOMINATE A STUDENT
NOMINATE A FACULTY MEMBER
WHO CAN SUBMIT NOMINATIONS
- Anyone (e.g., students, faculty, patients, work colleagues, etc.) who has personal knowledge of the nominee’s qualifications may nominate one Student and/or one Faculty member.
- Student and Faculty Nominees must be studying and/or practicing in HFNJ’s service area only, which covers Essex, Morris and Union County.
- Previous award recipients are ineligible (see list below).
- Students must be enrolled in good standing as of September 2016. (graduates are not eligible)
- Administrators (deans) are not eligible for the Faculty award.
Nominees must demonstrate the following characteristics in order to be eligible:
- Consistently demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of care or services to patients.
- Respects the dignity of all patients and demonstrates competency in working with patients of all ages and their families.
- Is recognized by peers within his/her department/school and throughout the organization as exemplary in the delivery of compassionate care to patients and families.
- Has received commendation from patients and/or families for carrying out his/her duties as evidenced by unsolicited letters or through other mechanisms such as patient satisfaction surveys.
- Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in working with patients of varied ethnic or religious backgrounds and displays the appropriate sensitivity to issues specific to those patients and/or families.
- Understands a patient's need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatment and makes an effort to affirm patient understanding.
- Appropriately recognizes and promotes the autonomy of patient decision-making and conveys a strong ethical framework within which to support patient care.
- Helps to articulate patient concerns to physicians, nurses, and others for those individuals who may have difficulty expressing themselves to the professional staff.
- Has imbued the spirit of healthcare as "caring and healing" through role modeling
- Must be working/practicing/studying in the Greater Newark region served by HFNJ.
- Has not previously received a Humanism award from this or another institution.
PREVIOUS FACULTY RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:
Judith Barberio (2012)
Asunta “Sandy” Beardsley (2011)
Delores Benn (2012)
Felesia Bowen (2014)
Elaine Diegmann (2014)
Barbara Caldwell (2003)
D.A.“Tony" Forrester (2006)
Rachel Jones (2010)
Joyce Hyatt (2013)
Michelle Kaulback (2008)
Gloria McNeal (2004)
Helen Miley (2015)
Dula Pacquiao (2007)
Margaret Quinn (2013)
Marlene Rankin (2011)
Cindy Sickora (2010)
David Unkle (2009)
We look forward to receiving your nominations.
The Rutgers School of Nursing Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee
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School of Nursing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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Newark, NJ 07102