The University of New Mexico Arts-in-Medicine Program (AIM), based at the University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH),has five branches or arms that provide different services and have different functions. These five branches are:
The Palliative Care TeleECHO Clinic assists clinicians who lack access to palliative care specialists. An interdisciplinary team of palliative consultants supports and educates providers in the provision of multifaceted palliative care. The clinic includes didactic presentations by specialists, and case presentations by community clinicians for discussion, feedback and recommendations. Clinicians are also given access to evidence-based educational resources. An environment of group learning and the use of best practice protocols will reduce variations in care and improve outcomes for seriously ill patients and their families. For more information, visit the Palliative Care TeleECHO Clinic website.
The Pastoral Care Department provides access to spiritual care as part of the holistic, multidisciplinary team approach when helping patients deal with or recover from their illness or injury. Chaplains provide compassionate spiritual and emotional support for all UNMH patients, family members and staff, regardless of faith background or religious affiliation. For more information, visit the Pastoral Care website.