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Healing with music in the COVID-19 pandemic

November 02, 2020 Canadian Medical Association Journal
CMAJ Podcasts
Healing with music in the COVID-19 pandemic
Show Notes
In this narrative, a musician, a nurse and a doctor come together to provide a virtual bedside music concert for some of their sickest patients with COVID-19.The article is read by its authors. First, Melanie Ambler, the musician and aspiring physician, then Laura Wodecki, nurse manager at Rhode Island Hospital, and ending with Dr. Timothy Amass, intensive care physician in Denver, Colorado.They wrote a Humanities Encounters article published in CMAJ called "Virtual bedside concerts for patients with COVID-19: a trio of perspectives."To read the article: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.201662Podcast transcript: https://www.cmaj.ca/transcript-201662Melanie Ambler developed musICforU and received the Rosalind Swenson Enrichment Award from the French American Fulbright Commission to begin a live virtual concert program for hospitals and nursing homes in France, called Petite Pause Musicale. Any hospitals interested in live virtual concerts are welcome to contact her, at [email protected]-Music: "Sun Up," composed in 2008 by cellists Stephen Katz and Derek Snyder, originally written for 6 cellos, performed by Melanie Ambler.-----------------------------------Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page or you can visit www.cmaj.ca/page/multimedia/podcasts.