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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About Humanities at Mayo Clinic

The Center engages interconnected communities of patients, families, staff, learners, and the public to promote the artful and compassionate delivery of healthcare. Music, visual art, dance, theatre, creative writing, lectures and other educational programs all contribute to the healing environment and uniquely touch each of Mayo’s three shields: Patient Care, Education, and Research.

Humanities in Medicine is a champion and ideal collaborator for Mayo Clinic initiatives such as the institution’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, emphasis on innovation, encouragement of continued professional development, and most significantly, belief in caring for the whole patient.

Humanities in Medicine programs are made possible by the generous support of Mayo Clinic patients and friends.

Humanities in Medicine focuses on four main objectives.

1.Caring for Patients and Visitors: alleviate stresses of illness through restorative activities in a healing environment, improve objective measures of health care quality and outcomes, improve patient and visitor satisfaction

2.Caring for Caregivers: enrich workplace experience, strengthen employee resilience, enhance problem-solving skills, foster innovation and reduce burnout

3.Educating Staff and Learners: contribute to creativity and resourcefulness of learners of all levels, improve communication and observation skills, make learning process more enjoyable

4.Research: Continue building the scientific basis for humanities in health care through innovation, assessment, publication and presentation

 

Contact Us

Email

Arizona: humanitiesaz@mayo.edu

Florida: humanitiesfla@mayo.edu

Minnesota:  humanitiesrochester@mayo.edu

 

Social Media

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HumanitiesInMedicine

Twitter: @MayoHumanities

Yammer: https://www.yammer.com/mayo.edu/#/threads/inGroup?type=in_group&feedId=569403

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSWR1ylG_6Jbv9XV7ANh_YJazFMStxMJq

 

Staff

Paul D. Scanlon, M.D., Chair, Humanities in Medicine Committee

Debbie M. Eagle, Administrator

Johanna S. Rian, Ph.D., Program Director-Rochester, Minnesota
rian.johanna@mayo.edu
507-284-5266

Kit C. Kough, Program Director-Arizona
kough.katherine@mayo.edu
480-301-4648

Chrys M. Yates, Program Director-Florida
yates.chrysanthe@mayo.edu
904-953-2058

Sarah Mensink, Education Administration Coordinator
mensink.sarah@mayo.edu
507-284-5266

Humanities in Medicine Enterprise Committee Members
Paul D. Scanlon, M.D., Chair
Renee E. Caswell, M.D.
Debbie M. Eagle
Kit Kough
Lisa Marks, M.L.S.
Nell E. Robinson
Stephen D. Trigg, M.D.
Chrys M. Yates
Johanna S. Rian, Ph.D.