Are you hungry for information about Music and Surgery? Have you heard tidbits here and there about music’s power to greatly improve surgical outcomes, but just not sure how to implement the idea? Have you had some negative surgical experiences in the past and are very anxious about going through it again for fear of a repeat?
If any of these are true, then this is going to be a great month for you to cozy up by the fireplace with your laptop, iPad or iPhone, and learn a little more each day about the many, many benefits of adding music to your surgical procedure, how to acquire the very best playlists, what constitutes the very best playlists, what the scientific research says about the importance of music with surgery, what Drs and other health professionals say about music and surgery, what patients have to say about how music improved their surgical experience, and how to get the right headphones for yourself!
Because I believe so strongly in this idea, I agreed to take a challenge that one of my fellow bloggers issued to do a blog post a day for the entire month of January on a topic near and dear to our hearts! And I’m going to sweeten the deal by adding a video version of the blog post to each day’s offering. I hope that you will find this helpful and that you will forward this valuable information to family and friends around the globe!
I’ve now spoken to audiences on this topic all over the continental United States as well as audiences in Hawaii, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, and coming soon…Norway!!! Here is my tentative schedule:
January 1-7: Overview of importance and benefits of music during surgery
January 8-15: Characteristics of the ideal music for surgery, finding this music online, choosing the best headphones for YOU!
January 16-23: What the medical and music therapy research says about this concept
January 24-31: What physicians, nurses, and patients report about their experiences using music with surgery!
Anytime this month that you have a question, please post it here on this blog and I will address it immediately! You can also post it on the Surgical Serenity Solutions Facebook page!
Alice Cash, PhD, LCSW