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.

Mar 31, 2020

Delivering Art at the Bedside during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Sarah Mensink @samensink
ROCHESTER MN On March 30, 2020 the Lavins Center’s Art at the Bedside program delivered 110 art kits to Mayo Clinic hospital patients.  In lieu of person-to-person bedside visits, employee and artist Jennalee Whiting designed and assembled the kits and delivered them to Antepartum, Hematology/Oncology, and Hospice/Palliative units. [...]
Delivering Art at the Bedside during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mar 25, 2020

Online Alternatives to Going Out During COVID-19

By Joey Biksacky @joeybiksacky
Below is a link to an article giving some creative ideas on how to maintain that "normal" feeling during these not so normal times:
Mar 21, 2020

MC Rochester COVID-19 Updates

By Sarah Mensink @samensink
Friends and colleagues, In accordance with Mayo Clinic’s current policy re: managing exposure to COVID-19, the Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine has suspended the following events and programs until further notice: Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Monday noon concert series: suspended until [...]
Feb 14, 2020

The Anatomy of Bibliotherapy: How Fiction Heals | A Short History of Lovesickness | The Ethics of Writing About Patient Care

By Joey Biksacky @joeybiksacky
Check out this newsletter from the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU Langone Health!
Jan 23, 2020

MN: Join us Feb. 6, 2020 | Embodied Knowing

By Sarah Mensink @samensink
Click here to RSVP February 6, 2020 6:30PM Mayo Civic Center This free performance is made possible with the generous support of the Fuad Mansour fund, and is open to all. In celebration of Black History Month 2020, poets/storytellers/spoken word [...]
MN:  Join us Feb. 6, 2020 | Embodied Knowing

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