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Grand Rounds

Time & Location

Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Room 8403, 8th Floor AHSC, 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ

Paid parking is available, sorry we are unable to validate


Wrapped in the Arms of Surrender: Facing One's Mortality, Deepening One's Practice ~ Presented by Gary Malkin


Fully being with those who are dying is an integral part of being a healthcare professional, yet professionals often feel emotionally and spiritually unprepared to support dying people as they encounter the final phases of life. An essential yet often overlooked part of that training must include an experiential inquiry into one's own relationship with loss and grief in order for this training to be fully embodied, utilized, and effective. A growing body of evidence shows that bringing music and other immersive art forms into healthcare accelerates healing, increases patient satisfaction, offers great benefits for both the patient and the healthcare system's success. This talk explores the roles that immersive music and arts infused modalities can play to enhance and deepen our capacity to meet these transitions with greater emotional balance, equanimity, compassion and presence. These modalities can also support caregivers in providing more mindful and compassionate end-of-life care — and effective self-care — that can reduce secondary trauma and emotional fatigue.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Learn how to create a peaceful atmosphere and meaningful experience for families and patients facing life threatening illnesses and/or the end of life process
  • Use multi sensory/music-infused tools, practices, and resources for alleviating emotional and spiritual suffering
  • Understand how to navigate through grief, loss, and dying issues
  • Employ new ways to use music and audio to cultivate greater mindfulness

The Presenter:

graphic: Gary Malkin

Presented by:
Gary Malkin


Mr. Malkin has disclosed no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

About Grand Rounds

Sponsored by The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center

The Center's Grand Rounds feature speakers with experience in conventional medicine, CAM, and integrative medicine presenting topics related to the practice of IM. Many presenters are directors, faculty, or alumni of the Center, while others are experts in alternative modalities commonly recommended in integrative medical practices.

The objective of IM Grand Rounds is to discuss clinical, scientific and/or policy information related to the practice of integrative medicine and relevant protocols and/or procedures that will directly improve patient care.

Our Grand Rounds are designed as CME learning opportunities for healthcare professionals, however, members of the public are also welcome to attend.

Presentations may be viewed in person or online via streaming video. CME credit is available up to 90 days following the date of the presentation.

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