The Clinic, founded in 2017 by nurse and artist Tara Rynders, 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.
Hospital nurses said their work is physically and mentally demanding
Noted that their nursing jobs make them fatigued overall
Worry that their patient care will suffer because they (the nurses) are tired
Have considered changing hospitals due to burnout
Reported that their work has caused nurse burnout
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.
Special thanks to our producers:
Tara Talvin, Kathy Parrish, Rachel Young, Alex Cheetham, Andrew Lippman, Cherie Hill, Kate Speer, James Souza, Melody and Tony Keller, Rick Speer and Judy Frost
A Nurse is Calling
Coming Fall 2021
A look at burnout, grief and our roles in upholding racism at the bedside.
Happening now in hospitals nation-wide
one artist and one nurse for a moment of artistic care. Coming to a hospital near you in 2021.
Artists pictured above: Courtney Surmanek, Kelly Greenlight, Lia Bonfilio, Abby Ahmad, Son Chung