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Alumna honored for compassionate care

Alumna honored for compassionate care

Tanya Franklin, M.D., M.S.P.H.

An alumna of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences Clinical Investigation Sciences program and UofL School of Medicine alumna and faculty, Tanya Franklin, M.D., M.S.P.H., assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health, recently received an honor from the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

The organization, comprised of medical students, resident and physicians presented Franklin with the Fitzbutler Award for Humanism. The members of the Society, who strive to focus on patient-centered medical care by modeling the qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy praised, praised Franklin for her compassion in practice.

As an OBGYN physician, Franklin says it is important to be comfortable talking about taboo sexual topics, indicating patients may have no one else to discuss important health-related concerns.

“We need to think outside the box when working with patients, a few extra minutes of listening to a person goes a long way,” Franklin said during a presentation to student members of the society.

“It is my goal to treat every patient with respect and dignity, while providing excellent care,” she said.

 

June 14, 2016

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