Departments of Music and Internal Medicine
Donna Burnett
Dr. Patricia Ann Repar
Geographic Area Served

International, New Mexico State-wide
Project Description
The mission of the Arts-in-Medicine Program at The University of New Mexico is to transform the medical environment towards optimum healing by facilitating transformative, educational and rejuvenating artistic and creative encounters for patients, their families and professional caregivers throughout UNM Hospitals (UNMH). Bridging academia and community, art and science, the Arts-in-Medicine Program involves community artists, UNM College of Fine Arts and Health Sciences faculty and students, as well as health care professionals, patients, and volunteers from UNMH and communties-at-large.

Creative Encounters for Patients and Their Families

* Nite Lite: pain relief music, art, and life review at the bedside
of adult units and live harp music for the intensive care units (UNMH)
* Live music and open art studio in the Adult and Pediatric
Emergency Room waiting areas (UNMH)
* Live music, poetry workshops, creative movement classes, and open
art studio for in-patient units at the Psychiatric Center
* Live music, art, and massage at the Cancer Research and Treatment
Center (CRTC)
* Special workshops and presentations for patient support groups

Creative Encounters for Medical Professionals

* Roving Rejuvenators at UNMH: music, art, writing, yoga, and
massage for medical professionals and hospital staff
* Interactive workshops and presentations for nurses, physicians,
and medical staff
* All-day retreats for health care professionals

Creative Encounters for the Community

* Multicultural dance and music concert series
* UNM Arts-in-Medicine courses

For information regarding the course and research contact Dr. Patricia Ann Repar

For all questions related to the clinical program contact Donna Burnett

There are no prerequisites for the Arts-in-Medicine course.

Course Information

Department: Music, Media Arts, Dance, Theatre
Course #: 487-001
Frequency: Every third semester
Course will be available spring 2009. Course is also cross-listed as Art 429/529 and Music, Dance, Theatre 587.

Contact Information:
Location Mailing Address

 The University of New Mexico
Department of Music, Center for the Arts
MSC04 2570 1 University of New Mexico
Email Telephone
Dr. Patricia Ann Repar
Donna Burnett
Office 505-277-0404

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