Center for Humanities in Medicine
The Center for Humanities in Medicine supports Mayo Clinic’s primary value, the needs of the patient come first, by integrating the arts and other expressions of human culture into the healing environment.
The Center engages interconnected communities of patients, families, staff, learners, and the public to promote the artful and compassionate delivery of healthcare. Humanities in Medicine activities are open to Mayo Clinic patients, staff, visitors and community members and are made possible by the generous donations of grateful benefactors.
The cancer care journey affects patients, their spouses and partners and their children. Family First helps adult cancer patients and their loved ones through this journey. Families attend each session together, but the program uses peer-to-peer discussions (i.e., one discussion group for children and another group for adults) and art activities to foster communication and reduce feelings of isolation that are common among families that are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
We are now enrolling for our summer session of Family First. The program meets once per week, on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m., for four weeks. A light, family-style dinner will be served at the beginning of each meeting.
To register or for more information, please contact Autumn Jones, MSW, LCSW, at (904) 953-6831, or register online at https://mayocl.in/3113oiZ