Why we need a music player in every patient room

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Music can influence clinicians' and patients' mental states and emotions via the capacity of rhythm and tone to entrain. Entrainment can facilitate relaxation and distraction from pain and has a role to play in experiences with and in health care. In this article, we discuss the benefits of music from the perspectives of a physician and a veteran.




Bradley, D., & Viswanath, O. (2019). Why we need a music player in every patient room. AMA Journal of Ethics, 21(3), 303–308. https://doi.org/10.1001/amajethics.2019.303

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