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July 17, 2013


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A former neighbor of mine heads a program called Harps for Hope. Sharon Olson is a nurse practitioner active in our local Hospice program. My first exposure to Sharon's group was at her own home where a group played at the bedside of her mother who was in Hospice care.

Just as bibliotherapy can be helpful to those in stressful situations, Sharon and her late husband, a psychologist also active with Hospice, believe that soothing, meditative music was helpful in coping. Our local newspaper wrote about this program here:

Wendy S. Harpham, MD

Dear Jeanne,
It sounds wonderful. I hope that attention to studies like the one I'm reviewing in this week's posts help music therapy become mainstream in medical care. With hope, Wendy

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