"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing."
- Albert Schweitzer, Physician and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1875-1965)
Welcome to The Patient Promise!
The Patient Promise is a unique commitment between healthcare professionals and patients that aims to instill a deep sense of partnership into their relationship and, in the process, change the culture of healthcare. Practitioners and students of medicine, nursing, and related fields can “lead by example” by practicing similar healthy lifestyle behaviors - physical activity, balanced nutrition, stress management - that they ask of their patients in order to alleviate chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.
Furthermore, The Patient Promise seeks to counter one of the most pervasive and problematic forms of prejudice in the modern healthcare system: weight bias and stigma.
Please feel free to explore the links above to learn more about The Patient Promise and why we believe it can change the culture of healthcare for the better. If you feel the same way, please go ahead and sign the promise.
Thank you for visiting The Patient Promise.