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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
Guest Columnist

Žak Ozmo

Dr. Žak Ozmo, a music director and scholar based in Memphis and London, England, directs the Music in Cancer Care program at Methodist University Hospital. He has 20 years of experience in the clinical application of music.

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.


Music in Cancer Care Methodist University Hospital


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