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arts, burnout, chronic grief, compassion fatigue, creativity, massage therapy, music, retention, spirituality, stress reduction, writing



  1. Repar, Patricia Ann DMA
  2. Patton, Douglas MEd


Artists-in-medicine at the University of New Mexico help nurses remember and renew the values that originally attracted them to the field of nursing. Exploring their nascent creativity through massage, yoga, art, music, and writing, nurses are encouraged to reconnect emotionally and spiritually with themselves, their patients, and fellow healthcare workers.