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Musical Moments for Medical Professionals

musicandcreativetherapyby SarahRose Black, MA, MMT

 

In my recent clinical work, I have spent time focusing on music and health as it pertains to medical professionals. I am often struck by the peripheral effects of music on the staff. At times, staff will ask me if I could play for them. Sometimes I find myself plugging in my keyboard in a nursing station, putting on small concerts with oncologists, or sneaking away to a piano with a palliative care physician to play duets. In all of these situations and many more like them, I am amazed at how powerful music can be for medical professionals.

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Music and our Environment

musicandcreativetherapyby SarahRose Black, MA, MMT

 

As a newcomer to the world of clinical work within an urban hospital, I was particularly taken aback by the constant cacophony of sounds I experienced. Years ago, when I spent time volunteering in both general and mental health hospitals, I was not nearly as aware of the vast soundscapes that surrounded me. Only when I re-entered the medical world as a music therapist did I become acutely aware of the onslaught of sounds that greeted me not only as I walked into the hospital, but on all the inpatient units, in the clinics, and even in places of administration. How, I wondered, do these sounds affect the patients? What about the staff? How do I get around or integrate myself into these sounds as a music therapist? Is that even possible? Does anyone else notice?

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