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Musicians are emergency responders

By , Guest Columnist Updated: August 26, 2020 10:25 AM CT | Published: May 02, 2020 4:00 AM CT
 Žak Ozmo
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Žak Ozmo

Dr. Žak Ozmo is a music director and scholar with over 20 years of experience in the clinical application of music. He is on the faculty at Rhodes College and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he is developing and leading a clinical academic program focused on novel applications of music in cancer care delivery. He is the host of Music & Medicine radio show and podcast on WYXR.

Studies show that anxiety, heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate can be reduced by listening to music, and that music has been linked to better sleep while on a ventilator in the ICU. Health care professionals have described a reduction in stress and empathy fatigue from listening to music.

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Music in Cancer Care Methodist University Hospital

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