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Stress Reduction for Nurses Through Arts-in-Medicine at the University of New Mexico Hospitals

Repar, Patricia Ann DMA; Patton, Douglas MEd

doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000280929.68259.5c

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.

From the Departments of Music and Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (Dr Repar). Mr Patton is a medical student at the School of Medicine, University of New Mexico.

Corresponding author: Patricia Ann Repar, DMA, 1927 Truman St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (e-mail:

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.