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.

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Jan 10, 2019

Using the Art of Medicine to Overcome Fear of Surgery

By Sarah Mensink @samensink
For years, artist Jennifer Hunter harbored an intense fear of surgery and lived with chronic pain. When the pain became debilitating, she decided to find a way to use her art to manage her anxiety. Read Jennifer's story here.
Using the Art of Medicine to Overcome Fear of Surgery
Jan 8, 2019

The Civics' Open Audition Call - January 14 & 15

By Sarah Mensink @samensink
Auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar - January 14 & 15 @ 6-9pm Open Audition Call JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR can be that community art moment which champions diversity and inclusivity! [...]
The Civics' Open Audition Call - January 14 & 15
Jan 4, 2019

Commentary: When Loneliness Is An Emergency

By Sarah Mensink @samensink
Commentary: When Loneliness Is An Emergency Editor's note: A slightly different version of this piece was originally posted in Vital, a health humanities magazine  
Commentary:  When Loneliness Is An Emergency
Nov 30, 2018

Arts at the Bedside Provides a Different Way of Healing

By Sarah Mensink @samensink
Arts at the Bedside Provides a Different Way of Healing  
Arts at the Bedside Provides a Different Way of Healing
Nov 28, 2018

Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony 38th Christmas Concert

By Sarah Mensink @samensink
MCCS-Christmas-Concert-12-9-18-Flyer.pdf Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony – St Marys Chapel, Rochester – FREE! The Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony will present its 38th Christmas Concert featuring several adored holiday classics – including some selections from the Nutcracker and Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson.  [...]
Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony 38th Christmas Concert

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