art and healing Blog

Art heals yourself, others, community and the earth

When patients have ‘music emergencies’ – 12 News KBMT and K-JAC. News, Weather and Sports for SE Texas

Leave a comment

CNN) — Brian Jantz marched down the hallway of the hospital with his guitar, accompanying a 4-year-old oncology patient with a maraca and a drum. He remembers they were singing their own creative version of “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”

The girl had been anxious about an upcoming X-ray, he said, and resisted going to the procedure. Hospital staff paged Jantz to help. He kept the music going even on the elevator; the girl’s parents, a nurse and a child-life specialist sang, too.

“I’m not completely sure that she realized when it was happening … because before you knew it, we were back on the elevator, back in the room, and the music just continued straight through,” Jantz said.

via When patients have ‘music emergencies’ – 12 News KBMT and K-JAC. News, Weather and Sports for SE Texas.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s