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Reimagining the future of nursing through the arts and performance

For healthcare providers, by healthcare providers

The Clinic

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.

The Clinic

76%

Health care workers reported exhaustion and burnout

86%

Noted experiencing anxiety 

45%

Nurses stated they did not have adequate emotional support

93%

Stated they were experiencing stress 

63%

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.

Featured Projects

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The Clinic x The Oncology Nursing Foundation

A pilot of monthly virtual gatherings with five regional chapters of the Oncology Nursing Society. 

Resiliency Moments

Resiliency Moments

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

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Keynote with Tara Rynders RN

"Inciting Joy Through Movement, Play, and the Arts"

Join nurse, dancer, and creative joy incitor Tara Rynders as she invites you into an innovative and interactive experience of reflection, joy, and self-compassion. 

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Susan Ryan, MD

Emergency Department, Rose Medical Center

Denver, CO

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

Denver, CO

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

 Aurora, CO

Seeing other people struggle with the same things I struggle with...built a camaraderie around the fact that nobody is going through it alone.

Partnerships

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