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The Clinic Workshops

When nurses are supported and valued, we know the organization as a whole is uplifted, all to the benefit of our patients.

- HCA’s 2019 Strategic Plan for Nursing


Compassion fatigue presents multifaceted problems for individuals and systems within healthcare across the United States. As healthcare providers, patients, families, and hospitals suffer its deleterious effects, we are heartened by the clear benefits of arts-driven practices and self-care for those who care the most. Through playful investigation and thoughtful reflection, this 6-week, interactive workshop invites nurses into a strengths-based collaboration with local artists, dancers, and musicians as they imagine new ways of working, being, and caring in hospital settings. Drawing from research-driven practices, personal narratives, and Koloroutis and Trout’s See Me as a Person; Improving the Patient Experience this workshop will creatively combat compassion fatigue from within as a way of creating lasting, systemic change.

Workshops resume in October 2020 please email for more information. 


  • Raise awareness about compassion fatigue and burn-out in the nursing prfoession

  • Highlight the incredible work that nurses do daily that is often overlooked and undervalued

  • Help nurses implement self-care, so they are able to care for others

  • Break down hierarchy in the hospital setting between nurses and doctors

  • Decrease workplace violence

  • Decrease nursing turnover

  • Increase nursing and patient satisfaction

  • Create community within each hospital we work within

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