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February 18, 2016

Theater Group Gives Medical Students New View of Patients With Disabilities

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If you’re like us, you might wonder why someone would bring members of an improvisational theater group to meet with Mayo Medical School students. Thankfully, that someone, Johanna Rian, coordinator of Mayo’s Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine, can answer that question. Rian teaches a selective course for medical students called “The Human Element.” And […]

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Tags: Center for Humanities in Medicine, Johanna Rian


May 14, 2015

‘Healing Words’ Program Encourages Patients to Write, Reflect and Clarify

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Dave deBronkart found writing was important in his healing process after a cancer diagnosis. He shared his story through a program that encourages patients to use writing as a way to make sense of what has happened to them. 

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Tags: Center for Humanities in Medicine, e-Patient Dave, Healing Words, Johanna Rian


October 9, 2014

Improvising Their Way to Becoming Better Colleagues and Caregivers

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Johanna Rian walked into the classroom at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center with a plan in place for a course on narrative healing. But as she began laying out the course materials, that plan was blown out of the water. “I went in with a plan, which was to start with a piece of poetry,” […]

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Tags: Cancer Education Center, Center for Humanities in Medicine, Gene Dankbar, Johanna Rian


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