The definition of courage is “the ability to do something that frightens one” and “strength in the face of pain or grief” (Oxford Languages dictionary, Oxford University Press, 2020.) Courage is a conscious choice and willingness to confront a difficult situation.
As health care professionals, we become aware of, or are witness to or are the victim of unethical practices. At some point, what is witnessed may be too hard to ignore and someone steps up and calls out what is wrong. That takes courage and sometimes comes at a great cost.
RJOS is proud to recognize Dr. Lorraine A.T. Boakye, an individual who defines courage and conviction in representing what is right to protect and help others, as the recipient of the 2023 Courage Award.
Click here to read the nomination letter for Dr. Boakye.