It’s our first on-location recording! This week we venture out to Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Virginia to hear what happens when critical care medicine meets classical musicianship. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Amanda, & Music Therapist, Ray, took time out of their busy day to explain their original research into how music therapy helps improve pain, anxiety, and so much more for some of the sickest patients in their hospital.

Many thanks to Renee’ Brohard, Amanda Golino, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, RN-BC, and Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC of Inova Loudoun


Original research by Amanda & Ray:

Golino, A. J., Leone, R., Gollenberg, A., Christopher, C., Stanger, D., Davis, T. M., … Friesen, M. A. (2019). Impact of an active music therapy intervention on intensive care patients. American Journal of Critical Care 28 (1), 48-55.


Links to topics discussed in the episode

-A Place to Be, music therapy in Virginia-

-Different Strokes for Different Folks: Choir for people who have suffered strokes

-Sound Health

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