Our members show their appreciation
Presented at the Stanford University School of Medicine, during the Stanford MedicineX Conference, the "Thanks Doc!" exhibit has been created around the care given by doctors and the appreciation shown by members.
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Alision J., HealthTap Member
Modern medicine and healthcare too often emphasize “health” over “care,” focusing more on treatments and medications than on the human aspect of care. As patients, we have few opportunities to show our appreciation for the doctors who help us during challenging times.
“Thanks doc!” is multimedia art installation taking viewers on a symbolic journey of care and gratitude, and highlighting the impact of caring for others by sharing knowledge and showing compassion. The piece uses actual words of thanks that patients have shared with doctors, demonstrating the often unspoken appreciation we feel for the doctors who help us overcome adversity and tend to us when we need it most.
These expressions of deep, true thanks were posted by real patients on HealthTap’s iPhone, Android, and iPad apps, and online on healthtap.com. The doctors in the exhibit are part of HealthTap’s rapidly growing Medical Expert Network.
The series of 18 panels (above) combines images of doctors with thank-you notes from patients. The installation was first displayed at the Stanford MedicineX Conference at the Stanford School of Medicine on September 29–30, 2012.
Artists: Ron Gutman and Kathleen Donahue
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