Our health care leader community is a wonderfully diverse gathering of volunteers. We are fortunate to have a rich international collection of interdisciplinary people who are passionate about health care and leadership.
It’s important to me to read your blogs, watch YouTube clips, TED talks, listen to your songs and see your tweets. I began to notice so many of us have passion for music. It began to dawn on me that most of us are passionate about music and medicine.
JoAnn Jordan, a Board Certified Music Therapist, has dedicated her life to music therapy. The contributions she makes in the area of music and medicine are obvious in both her daily tweets and her valuable blog
I heard from three surgeons who actively participate in our community that they play music while working in the operating room. Brian Stork MD even offered this tweet: :
@PracticalWisdom Dave Matthews is pretty popular in our OR – You & Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD9CrZODlNA&sns=tw via @youtube
Several patients shared that music plays an important role as they face their chronic illness. Our friend Michael A. Weiss shared this powerful in a tweet:
#Music literally soothes my soul & when the rest of my body “betrays” me-it becomes a source of strength. #Crohns
This topic is simply too important and valuable to cover during one tweet chat. There are so many more tweets and resources you all shared so we will explore the topic of music and medicine again in the near future.
Questions for our chat:
- T1: What are some of the benefits of using music for Health Care Leaders?
- T2: What can patients teach us about using music within health care?
- T3: Why do you think so many of us are passionate about music and medicine?
Thank you for sharing so many remarkable tweets and resources as I prepared for this blog and our chat.
I thought it would be a wonderful way to end this blog post by sharing Dr. Robert Gupta’s powerful TED talk: Between Music and Medicine
Please join us on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 8:30pm Eastern.