About 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.
Watch the video below introducing The Patient Promise to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Community.