Today I was speaking before a group of nearly 100 people. As usual, most of them were shocked and excited to find that when the patient listens to music through headphones during surgery, the amount of anesthesia needed can be decreased by as much as 50%. A valid question is “will the Dr. automatically allow the patient to bring music into the O.R.?” and the answer is “NO.” You must let your doctor know as much in advance as possible so that if persuasion is needed, you’ll have time to provide evidence and documentation of music’s effectiveness. If you are interested in knowing more about this, you can visit my website, www.SurgicalSerenitySolutions.com or just put “music and surgery” into a search engine. You’ll be amazed at how much information is out there!
Will the Dr. allow music in surgery?
About the Author: DrAlice
Dr. Alice Cash is one of the world’s few clinical musicologists. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, she brings to her work over 40 years of professional experience as a college professor, clinical therapist, solo and chamber music performer and composer. Since 1990, Dr. Cash has been in the field of Music Medicine and conducted clinical research at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, under the guidance of Dr. Joel Elkes, Dr. Leah Dickstein, and Dr. Rif El-Mallakh. Her clinical work at the University of Louisville lead to her career in music medicine. In addition to her work with the University of Louisville, Dr. Cash lead the development of using music a hospital setting at Baptist East Hospital, Louisvile, KY. She has founded 3 companies: Healing Music Enterprises, Surgical Serenity Solutions and Crescent Hill Counseling.