Founded in 2017 by nurse and artist Tara Rynders, The Clinic combines arts, music, movement and caring science to create immersive experiences and workshops for health care professionals. The Clinic supports self-compassion, self-care and raises awareness around the detrimental effects of compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary traumatic stress.
Health care workers reported exhaustion and burnout
Noted experiencing anxiety
Nurses stated they did not have adequate emotional support
Stated they were experiencing stress
Reported having work related dread
From June-September 2020, MHA hosted a survey on mhascreening.org to listen to the experiences of healthcare workers during COVID-19 and to create better resources to help support their mental health as they continue to provide care.
Susan Ryan, MD
Emergency Department, Rose Medical Center
It spoke to the decades I have spent witnessing the grief of others, and captured compassion fatigue we are all vulnerable to feeling.
Katie Jenson, RN
Telemetry Unit, Rose Medical Center
This is a workshop for nurses by nurses and that is one of the most important aspects of it.
Gabby Mundie, RN PACU
The Medical Center of Aurora
Seeing other people struggle with the same things I struggle with...built a camaraderie around the fact that nobody is going through it alone.
The Clinic x The Oncology Nursing Foundation
A pilot of monthly virtual gatherings with five regional chapters of the Oncology Nursing Society.
Happening now in hospitals nationwide
One artist and one healthcare worker come together for a moment of artistic care.
Artists pictured above: C. Meranda Fuchs-Surmanek, Kelly Greenlight, Lia Bonfilio, Abby Ahmad, Son Chung