August 31, 2014

Making a Hospital Stay Feel Better

This simple observation in Fast Company's How Integrating The Arts Into Hospitals Could Humanize Health Care

For example, music therapy is often used to reintroduce speech to stroke victims, or to dull the effect of extreme pain (because of the way it's wired, the brain has trouble sensing music and pain at the same time).

makes me awfully glad there's music playing right now and usually playing in my house. I'm also glad for the focus on a patient's visitor's in this new effort. Hospitals are among the most intimidating places I've ever been, and I'd welcome anything that could be done to make them feel more comfortable.